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Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Coalition

It Starts With Us-A Plant-Based Experiential Education Program for Healthcare Providers-Deadline for Enrollment is February 25!

Posted 11 months ago by Laura Hildebrand

NCNPC Member and DNP Student, Alexandra Lessem, is conducting this study as her capstone project.  Please consider participating in this brief and interesting program!

There is an abundance of evidence showing plant-based diets to help prevent and treat many of the most prevalent and costly diseases in America such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and many cancers. Despite this strong evidence base, few providers and patients know about or follow plant-based diets. In an effort to bridge that evidence-practice gap, I invite you to volunteer for my project.

In this project, you will learn about and follow a plant-based (vegan) diet for three weeks using a free online program from the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) as a guide as well as receiving supplemental information and support in a private Facebook group and weekly e-mails. You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire before and after the project assessing weight, quality of life, knowledge, dietary intake, and self-efficacy regarding following and talking to patients about plant-based diets. The project will run from March 1 to March 21, 2018.

You may click on this link to be directed to an online screening questionnaire and consent form.

If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information, please contact me at or 970-988-9385. You must sign up before February 25th.