Mental Health Matters and Diabetes in the Workplace

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Thursday, November 14, 2019 

  • Pacific: 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Mountain: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Central: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Eastern: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

Course Description:

Depression, diabetes distress, and diabetes are known contributors to high economic costs for society, reduced work performance, and disability among employees. Yet, reaching employees with these conditions to improve the work environment and workers’ quality of life still needs work. A relatively new concept, diabetes distress, needs to be considered and included in workplace health promotion programs to help employers and employees address mental health issues and chronic disease in the workplace.


Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the association between diabetes and depression.
  2. Describe the association between diabetes distress and type 2 diabetes.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

Presenter Information: 

Michelle D. Owens-Gary, PhD, MA: is a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At CDC, Dr. Owens-Gary implements health promotion programs that address diabetes prevention and control, women’s health, and mental health.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  

AAOHN Education Joint Provider:

University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Handouts will be available closer to the webinar date.

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