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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.
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Coordinator

HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY

Address

El. Venizelou Street 70
176 71 Athens

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 648 050

Participants (9)

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TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 493 261,25

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 509 937,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 105 625

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 240 625

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DU DIABETE REGION EUROPE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 178 750

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 337 000

Medical University Of Varna

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 219 781,25

DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 190 875

EXTENSIVE LIFE OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 73 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643708

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2014

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 997 405

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 405

Coordinated by:

HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY

Greece