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Developing and implementing a community-based intervention to create a more supportive social and physical environment for lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes in vulnerable families across Europe

Objective

The Feel4Diabetes project addresses “HCO5-2014: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes”.
The aim of this project is to develop, implement and evaluate a community-based intervention aiming to create a more supportive social and physical environment to promote lifestyle and behaviour change to prevent type 2 diabetes among families from low and middle income countries and from vulnerable groups in high income countries in Europe.

Methods: The PRECEDE-PROCEED Model will provide the theoretical framework for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Feel4Diabetes intervention. The framework has two phases, namely the PRECEDE and PROCEED phase.

During the PRECEDE phase, the target population as well as behaviours related to type 2 diabetes and their determinants will be identified. Existing research programs and guidelines for type 2 diabetes prevention, policies, legislation, local infrastructure and human resources will also be recorded. Based on the knowledge gained from this phase, a low-cost and applicable in low-resource settings community-based intervention programme will be developed, with the active engagement of local stakeholders, providing access to the existing infrastructure and human resources wherever feasible.

During the PROCEED phase, the intervention will be implemented and its process, impact, outcome, cost-effectiveness and scalability will be evaluated. The results of the intervention will be disseminated, aiming to embed it into policy and practice.

Consortium: The Feel4Diabetes multidisciplinary consortium incorporates the necessary expertise on diabetes prevention, behaviours, nutrition, physical activity, policy and health economics. It consists of 10 partners from 7 universities, 1 research institute, 1 advocacy group and a small-medium enterprise, representing European low-middle income, high income and under socioeconomic crisis countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-HCO-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 648 050

Participants (9)

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 493 261,25
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 509 937,50
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 625
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 240 625
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DU DIABETE REGION EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 178 750
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 166 Bloc C
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 000
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Medical University Of Varna
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 219 781,25
Address
55 Marin Drinov Str.
9002 Varna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 190 875
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXTENSIVE LIFE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 73 500
Address
Kaaponkuja 7 A 1
33820 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)