SMC Webinar: Omada's Digital Behavior Change Program to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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Webinar Description: 

Today's drivers are busier than ever- working longer hours, taking fewer vacations, and spending more time on the road and less at home. For far too many, this means less access to exercise, healthy foods, and the very Diabetes Prevention Program that could reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Last Fall 2018, the Healthy Truckers Association of America (HTAA) joined the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) as a national partner to expand diabetes prevention programming, specifically to diverse populations who are at highest risk of pre-diabetes. The Omada's program is an affordable lifestyle change program that can help individuals prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and maintain their CDL. Omada's digital program can help you lose weight, reduce your risk for chronic disease, and feel better than you have in years. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HTAA and AADE will bring the OMADA program to underserved populations such as professional drivers with little or no access to diabetes prevention services.


Participants will learn:

  • About prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes
  • Who is at high-risk for prediabetes
  • Omada program details
  • What to expect when joining a lifestyle change program to prevent type 2 diabetes
  • How the digital program meets the unique needs of drivers
  • How to enroll in the Omada program



Michael Turken, Medical Director, Omada Health

Michel Turken is a board certified internal medicine physician. He attended medical school at the UCSF School of Medicine, completed his Masters in Public Health at Berkeley, and completed his residency training at Stanford University. He worked as a clinical instructor at Stanford before practicing as a primary care physician in San Francisco. He most recently joined Omada as their new Medical Director. He is passionate about preventive medicine, caring for people with complex medical conditions, and harnessing technology to improve health outcomes.

Chris Nordman, Director of Mid-Market Sales& Enterprise Sales Development, Omada Health

Chris is dedicated to helping people navigate their health journeys through education and access. For the last two years, Chris has been leading Mid-Market Sales & Enterprise Sales & Development at Omada Health. Prior to Omada, Chris led Sales Development & Customer Success at Counsyl, a prenatal and inherited cancer genetic testing company. Chris also holds an advisory position for Sword Health, a digital physical therapy firm based in Portugal.

Bob Perry, President, Health in Transportation

Bob was the Founder of Rolling Strong before being acquired by Velociti 2017. Recognized as the Trucker TrainerTM by professional drivers nationwide. Bob brings a unique perspective to the transportation industry.

Bob is the son and brother of career drivers from Northeast Ohio for the last 70 years, and has personally devoted his entire career to the health, fitness, and healthcare industry. Bob has served as Vice Chair of the ATA Safety Management Council's Health and Wellness Working Group from 2007-2009 and Chair of the ATA Safety Management Council's Health and Wellness Working Group from 2009-2013. Bob still remains active on the ATA Working Wellness group Council. Bob is a member of The ABA Council, also a public member of the Medical Review Board. He often speaks at healthcare conferences including the Retail Health Clinics and has been featured in the New York Times, Drug Store News, American Road Magazine, WSJ.com, NPR, CBS News Radio, ABC News Night-Line, ABC National Radio, hundreds of daily newspapers. He also has appeared on television shows across the nation and appears on RedEye Radio, Dave Nemo Radio, Mark Willis Show, The Doctors Radio Show, and Land Line Radio.

Natalie Blum, Manager of Prevention, American Association of Diabetes Educators

Natalie Blum, MPH has been employed with AADE since 2013 and is currently the Manager of Prevention. She oversees the development, implementation, evaluation and expansion of the National Diabetes Prevention Program under both the 1212 and the 17-1705 cooperative agreements AADE has received with the CDC. She provides programs with the support, guidance and resources necessary to ensure that the program is delivered with quality and fidelity. Natalie has been in the health care field for over 10 years in many different capacities. She has created and assisted in outreach programs for the community that teach and aide the public in achieving and maintaining a higher quality of life. She received her B.S in Health Administration and M.S in Public Health.

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