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March 26, 2024

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SC CTSI Partners with Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute for Project Dulce Training Aimed at Spanish-Speaking Community Health Workers

Community health workers convened from February 27 to February 29 at the University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences Campus for a rigorous three-day training session on diabetes management. Project Dulce, as the program is called, is led by experts from the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute. Their goal is to equip participants with effective strategies for supporting others in managing their diabetes, focusing on education, prevention, and community-based care.


Initiated in 1997, Project Dulce is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and Medicare as one of a limited number of evidence-based programs that address the needs of underserved populations with diabetes.


The training represents a multi-faceted collaborative effort between the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI), Chicas Mom Inc., Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, and The Wellness Center at the L.A. General Medical Center. Delivered entirely in Spanish, the training emphasized the importance of culturally-sensitive health interventions and focused on building the capacity of community health workers to effectively serve their communities...


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