132. 2018 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture: Dream Big….And Make it Happen – Skills and Strategies That Take Interventions from an Idea to Reimbursement

Sunday, October 21
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 142720

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. and around the world. Lifestyle is key to prevention and treatment of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic conditions. Getting evidence-based lifestyle interventions widely implemented and sustained is very challenging. This presentation will discuss key components to successful wide scale implement and sustainment of proven interventions. These components will draw from the Knowledge to Action Framework, the Collective Impact Model, behavioral economics, and leadership principles. The base case discussed will be taking the National Diabetes Prevention Program from a big idea to reimbursement, but the information will apply to many other interventions and big ideas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss five of the steps that contribute to making big ideas a reality.
  • List the three phases of the Knowledge to Action framework to map how science becomes translated into effective health programs, policies, and practices.
  • Describe two actions they will take to move an intervention to wider implementation.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 4040 – Disease prevention
  • 9020 – Evaluation and application of research
  • 1070 – Leadership, critical and strategic thinking

Performance Indicator:

  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 4.2.8 Identifies and implements a plan to address the problem, issue or challenge.
  • 4.2.9 Evaluates the effectiveness of a plan, and identifies required future actions.


  • Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RDN, BC-ADM. CDE

    Director of Scientific Affairs

    Abbott Diabetes Care

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • Ann L. Albright, PhD, RDN

    Director, Division of Diabetes Translation

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention