Projects

The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program, WDF15-959

WDF15-959
The project seeks to prevent type 2 diabetes through implementation of an evidence-informed community-based programme for lifestyle change.

Objectives

  1. Develop a program delivery model for diabetes prevention and related capacity building in the Indian state of Kerala that can be “scaled up” to all of India in the future;
  2. Achieve significant improvements in those behavioural risk factors – including alcohol consumption, use of tobacco, physical activity and diet – that have already been demonstrated to reduce diabetes progression and incidence in previously conducted efficacy trials.

 

 

Approach

The project will refine and further expand an existing successful community-based programme that promotes behaviour change in individuals at high risk of developing diabetes in Kerala to three new geographically distinct and culturally diverse regions of Kerala. The activities outlined are:

  1. Refinement of the programme based on one-year results from a cluster randomized controlled clinical trial demonstrating evidence of programme effectiveness. Further fine-tuning of programme according to ongoing follow-up data.
  2. Training of trainers (ToTs) from KSM in building capacity of peer educators in project delivery, lifestyle change strategies and interventions as well as tools for monitoring behaviour change.
  3. ToTs to train peer leaders from each targeted region to build the capacity for the future project delivery and monitoring.
  4. Delivery of monthly small group lifestyle change sessions through existing KSM structures to equip high risk individuals and families with knowledge and skills for behaviour change.
  5. Ongoing monitoring and final evaluation of implementation for quality assurance, improvement and future scale up; also applying KAP studies and key behavioural / clinical outcome indicators.

 

Expected results

  • 100 ToTs from KSM trained.
  • 15,000 peer leaders trained by ToTs (5,000 from each targeted region).
  • 375,000 high-risk individuals and families reached through small group sessions.
  • 15,000 support groups established
  • Reporting on how to refine and expand existing programme.

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF15-959
Project Status: 
Completed
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South East Asia
Address of head office: 
India
Partners: 
Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies
Project responsible: 
KR Thankappan
Project start date: 
2016 to 2019
Project budget: 
USD 498,335
WDF contribution: 
USD 250,541

Expected results

  • 100 ToTs from KSM trained.
  • 15,000 peer leaders trained by ToTs (5,000 from each targeted region).
  • 375,000 high-risk individuals and families reached through small group sessions.
  • 15,000 support groups established
  • Reporting on how to refine and expand existing programme.