26-27 October 2017

HOUSTON, TEXAS

The 2017 Cities Changing Diabetes Summit marks a turning point where impactful actions will set a new course for the fight against urban diabetes.

The Cities Changing Diabetes Summit provides a unique occasion for global, local and future partners in the programme to connect across cities and sectors, to inspire and be inspired by others on effective and sustainable intervention strategies across political, social and cultural contexts.


 

 

 

Finding a new course for improving urban public health is essential because the current course is unsustainable for cities and their citizens. We are resolute in our ambition to bend the trajectory of the rise of diabetes in cities. At the Cities Changing Diabetes Summit we will celebrate the positive intervention strategies that work today to halt the rise of urban diabetes. 

Participants will include mayors and high-level officials from the current and upcoming participating cities as well global health experts and thought leaders within health and urban planning. 

PROGRAMME
 

Day 1 - October 26


9:00 - 9:10 

WELCOME TO HOUSTON: A CITIZEN’S PERSPECTIVE 
Marguerite Butler, Houston

Marguerite Butler provides a citizen’s perspective on what it’s like trying to live a healthy life in a big city. She will be sharing her hopes for herself and an increasing number of others in Houston who are living with type-2 diabetes.

9:10 - 9:30  

WELCOME
Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, CEO and President of Novo Nordisk

Welcome to the next two days in the great city of Houston where we will share perspectives and solutions to the urban diabetes challenge globally.

Cities are today at the frontline of diabetes. We’re launching an urban diabetes toolbox based on learnings from eight pioneer cities and we’re determined to get it into the hands of those who can make a difference, so that more cities can fight the alarming rise of diabetes.

9:30 - 10:00  

CITIES AS VEHICLE TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH
Michael A. Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Why we need to focus resources on creating healthier cities. Cities are positioned to exercise leadership on bending the diabetes trajectory. There is no doubt that the challenges in rolling back the prevalence of diabetes are significant and changing the environment in which people make their lifestyle choices requires extraordinary commitment, courage, and persistence.

 

However, cities are at the frontline of the diabetes challenge and their scale, density and diversity provide an opportunity to foster healthier environments and lifestyles, that in turn can reduce the impact of diabetes and deliver many other benefits. The Paris agreement demonstrates that the cities are taking responsibility – there is a shift in paradigm going from nation states to city leadership.

Taking on the challenge requires all stakeholders, including government leaders, city mayors, those who design and plan cities, community leaders, citizens and the private sector to be actively engaged in improving urban health.

10:00 - 10:20  

BENDING THE DIABETES CURVE
– SETTING A GOAL
Alan Moses, Chief Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk

Diabetes is rising at an alarming rate. The global prevalence of diabetes has almost doubled in the past 16 years – from 4.6% in 20001 to 9% in 2016.  If we do nothing, the prevalence of diabetes is projected to continue rising to 11.7% – a staggering 736 million people – by 2045.

The key risk factors include a growing ageing population, and global trends such as urbanisation, unhealthy diet and reduced physical activity. While some aspects of the rising trajectory cannot be changed, it is vital that we do not treat the scale of the rise as inevitable. We must commit ourselves to bending the curve when it comes to the greatest modifiable risk factors – overweight and obesity.

The Diabetes Projection Model plots the trajectory of diabetes over time and illustrates how reducing the prevalence of obesity would reduce the burden of diabetes. Two global scenarios illustrate that inaction is not an option and we need to set an ambitious goal that no more than 1 in 10 should live with diabetes.

10:20 - 10:50  

BREAK

10:50 - 12:05


LEADERSHIP TO TACKLE THE URBAN DIABETES CHALLENGE

Moderator: Dr James Hamblin, Senior Health Editor, The Atlantic

Dr Faith Foreman, Assistant Director of Houston Health Department

Dr Eugenio Gonzalez, Head of the Council for Overweight, Obesity and Eating Disorders Prevention and Care, Mexico City

Dr Mpho Phalatse, MMC for Health and Social Development, Johannesburg

Ninna Thomsen, Mayor of Health and Care, Copenhagen

Mary Clare Zak, Managing Director Social Policy & Projects, City of Vancouver

Kevin Austin, Deputy Executive Director, C40

Those who design, plan, build and govern cities exercise great influence over the basic ingredients of a healthy life. Cities are able to offer health-enabling environments and coordinated support for healthy lifestyles and, in so doing, ensure that their citizens are not only healthier and happier, but more economically productive, resulting in far lower costs to both families and society.

Prioritising health as a central component of urban development and governance makes sense and is key to ensuring sustainable development for all.

Listen to the perspectives from mayors and leaders from Mexico City, Houston, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Johannesburg and C40 giving voice to why diabetes prevention and improved treatment models are high on the agenda for these city leaders, and where they see hope for future action.

12:05 - 12:30  


HOW CITIES SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CHINA

Cai Chun, Deputy Division Chief,Shanghai Health & Family Planning Commission

Lin Chunguang, Deputy Division Chief, Tianjin Health & Family Planning Commission

Yang Shuyu, Honorary Director of Xiamen First Hospital and Dean of Xiamen Diabetes Institute

China is experiencing the most rapid form of urbanisation in human history.  According to the World Bank, 51% of the Chinese population live in cities. This is expected to grow to 70% by 2030, which means that approx. 1 billion people will be urban residents.

Urbanisation in China drives economic development and raise living standards, but it also creates new challenges such as environmental concerns and health inequality. The Cities healthcare systems needs to adjust to growing demand for health services generated by the expanding urban population and the increased life expectancy.  Chinese cities such as Tianjin, Shanghai and Xiamen are working to meet the challenges of urbanisation to improve primary care for their residents. Listen to health leaders share their local perspective.

12:30 - 13:30  

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:35  

INTERACTIVE FAIR: EIGHT CITIES WORKING TO BEND THE CURVE 

The interactive fair demonstrates the bright spots in diabetes treatment and prevention across the 8 partner cities. The fair is a possibility to engage with practitioners and among delegates more informally and a possibility to network across.

 

Houston: Faith & Diabetes initiative

  • Stuart Nelson, Vice President, The Institute for Spirituality and Health
  • George Anderson, ‎CEO, The Fountain of Praise

 

Houston: Diabetes Resource Center

  • Joy Corntwaithe, Diabetes Educator, ‎The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Tracei Wilson, Executive Director, Gateway to Care

 

Houston: DAWN center & mobile unit

  • LaQuisha Umemba, ‎Chief Nurse, Houston Health Department

 

Houston: Employer Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Chris Skisak, Executive Director, Houston Business Coalition on Health
  • Sandra Cooper, Executive Director - Texas AHEC East, Greater Houston Region
  • Pam Murphy, Gulf Coast Regional Health Promotion Coordinator, Dow Chemical

 

Copenhagen: Addressing health inequality

  • Charlotte Glümer, Head of Center for Diabetes, Copenhagen
  • Anne Sander, Head of Service Development, Danish Diabetes Association

 

Mexico City:  Bringing the doctor to the doorstep

  • Dr Alberto Gallardo Hernández, Coordinator of Home Care and Chronic Diseases,  Secretary of Health, Mexico City

 

Tianjin: Laying the foundation for diabetes prevention and control

  • Shan Chunyan, Director of Endocrinology from Tianjin Medical University Metabolic Diseases Hospital

 

Shanghai: Strengthening local capacity for diabetes care

  • Cai Chun, Deputy Division Chief, Shanghai HFPC

 

Rome: Active citizens: Walking Routes

  • Antonio Gaudioso, Secretary General of Cittadinanzattiva
  • Maurizio Damilano, Olympic Gold Medal in Moscow 1980 and founder of Fitwalking Italia

 

Johannesburg:  Taking the first step towards action

  • Dr Baski Desai, ‎Director Public Health at City of Johannesburg

 

Vancouver: All ages and abilities cycling

  • Carol Kong, Senior Transportation Planning Engineer

14:40 - 15.05  

WORKING ACROSS SECTORS AND NETWORKS IN HOUSTON TO TACKLE THE DIABETES CHALLENGE

Moderator: Karin Gillespie, Director, Novo Nordisk

Dr Faith Foreman, Assistant Director of Houston Health Department

Dr Archana Sadhu, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Houston Methodist

Stuart Nelson, Vice President, The Institute for Spirituality and Health

Janis Davis-Street, Associate Manager, Health and Productivity, Chevron

Five Action Work Groups, composed of more than 60 diverse members representing faith-based organizations, government, health insurance companies, medical providers, employers and non-profit entities, are engaged in developing and implementing various activities throughout the city. It requires a multi stakeholder group to reach the grass-roots and grass-tops, and create sustainable change.

This panel discussion includes key stakeholders engaged in Cities Changing Diabetes Houston who will discuss applying the research and collaboratively developing interventions for the city.  Panel members are diverse—representing the city government, employer, provider and community-based organization perspectives—and will reflect on the value of working across disciplines to tackle diabetes.

15:05 - 15:40  

BREAK

15:40 - 16:25  

WORKSHOP #1: ARENAS OF ACTION TO BEND THE DIABETES CURVE

Health system strengthening

Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
David Napier, University College London

Within the Cities Changing Diabetes movement, the concept of the ‘user’ includes both people with diabetes, relatives as well as various at-risk groups. Examples from among others Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen will be used to initiate exchange of experiences among the workshop participants on how to involve users as active participants to increase the effectiveness of the health system.

 

Urban planning

Jeff Risom, Gehl

The workshop will present a state-of-the-art approach to ‘making cities for people’ based on culture analysis and a methodological data collection process for assessing public space and public life. Based on experiences from a recent international masterclass in Copenhagen led by Gehl and C40, it will also be discussed how cities can be (re-) designed to encourage active transportation and better health for people.  

 

Community involvement in health – community action research

Paul Bloch, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
Anne Skov Jensen, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

The workshop presents the concept of community action research (CAR) to engage citizens, professional stakeholders and researchers in processes of developing, implementing and evaluating action. A hands-on activity to test the pros and cons of the CAR approach in your city and the newly established CAR-Network to strengthen the action phase of Cities Changing Diabetes will be presented.

 

Community involvement in health – peer support

Ed Fisher, Peers for Progress/University of North Carolina
Zilin Sun, Southeast University, Nanjing

The workshop will describe the potential of peer support in community health, especially reaching and engaging vulnerable people to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of setting up peer support activities, including the necessary capacity-building. Examples from China will be used to spark to the exchange of experiences between workshop participants.

 

Health-promoting policy

Shauneequa Owusu, ChangeLab Solutions

The workshop will focus on how to use health-promoting policies to sustain health systems change, urban planning, and community involvement efforts. You will learn about frameworks that help support the development and implementation of health-promoting policies and share strong examples and case studies of health-promoting policies in open discussion. 

16:30 - 16.50  

ELEVATING URBAN HEALTH ON THE ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN AGENDA

Andrea Lenzi: President of Health City Institute and president of the Italian Committee Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Roberto Pella: Vice president Vicar of Italian Municipalities Association  (ANCI) and Mayor of Valdengo

Like many other cities in Europe, Rome also faces health challenges created by urbanisation and a aging population. The Italian Cities Changing Diabetes partnership has created a Manifesto for promoting urban health in municipalities across Italy. The manifesto outlines key points that can guide cities to study and improve the determinants of health in their urban environments, and to leverage them to come up with strategies to encourage people to adopt more active lifestyles and make them less vulnerable to diabetes and obesity.

Through the Italian delegation of EU Committee of Regions (CoR), the manifesto has also been leveraged to put urban health on the agenda in EU where an opinion based on the Manifesto was approved with 98% of the votes in favour during a plenary session of CoR.

16:50 - 17:00  

CLOSING OF DAY 1
Doug Langa, Executive Vice President, Novo Nordisk

18:30 - 22:00  

RECEPTION AND DINNER

Day 2 - October 27


9:00 - 9:10 

OPENING OF DAY 2 
Lucy Parker, Brunswick

9:10 - 9:30  

ORGANIZING FOR IMPACT: NEW MODELS TO UNDERSTAND DIABETES RISK AND SHAPE ACTION 
Niels Lund, Vice President, Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk

Perspectives on Urban diabetes research:

David Napier, Director, Science, Medicine and Society Network, University College London

Scott Lear, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Debashis Basu, Professor at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Antonio Nicolucci, Scientific director of the Center for Outcomes, Research and Clinical Epidemiology, Rome

Linking research and action:

Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Head of Health Promotion Research, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

Best cases for local intervention:

Kelly Close, Founder of the Diatribe Foundation

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Since Cities Changing Diabetes was launched in 2014, we have been learning what it takes to develop actions to create real impact to fight obesity and diabetes. This journey and the individual city approaches have been documented to inform a toolbox that any city can use in the fight against diabetes. The Urban Diabetes Toolbox enables city and health leaders around the world to create their own action plan for tackling diabetes in their city.

It provides new ways to map the challenge, understand the areas of greatest risk and vulnerability, and design interventions to bend the curve of diabetes. The Toolbox has been developed through the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership, built on the experience of eight pioneer cities around the world. The stories of their research and action are a resource for any city to draw on.

Listen to professors give their unique perspective on doing research on the local urban diabetes challenge and get to know how to link research and action before being inspired with set of intervention projects that has been found to be effective in cities around the world in four main areas: health policy and delivery; urban planning; community involvement in health; and health system solutions.

10:30 - 10:55

BREAK

10:55 - 11:40

WORKSHOP #2: ARENAS OF ACTION TO BEND THE DIABETES CURVE 

Health system strengthening

Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
David Napier, University College London

Within the Cities Changing Diabetes movement, the concept of the ‘user’ includes both people with diabetes, relatives as well as various at-risk groups. Examples from among others Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen will be used to initiate exchange of experiences among the workshop participants on how to involve users as active participants to increase the effectiveness of the health system.

 

Urban planning

Jeff Risom, Gehl

The workshop will present a state-of-the-art approach to ‘making cities for people’ based on culture analysis and a methodological data collection process for assessing public space and public life. Based on experiences from a recent international masterclass in Copenhagen led by Gehl and C40, it will also be discussed how cities can be (re-) designed to encourage active transportation and better health for people.  

 

Community involvement in health – community action research

Paul Bloch, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
Anne Skov Jensen, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

The workshop presents the concept of community action research (CAR) to engage citizens, professional stakeholders and researchers in processes of developing, implementing and evaluating action. A hands-on activity to test the pros and cons of the CAR approach in your city and the newly established CAR-Network to strengthen the action phase of Cities Changing Diabetes will be presented.

 

Community involvement in health – peer support

Ed Fisher, Peers for Progress/University of North Carolina
Zilin Sun, Southeast University, Nanjing

The workshop will describe the potential of peer support in community health, especially reaching and engaging vulnerable people to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of setting up peer support activities, including the necessary capacity-building. Examples from China will be used to spark to the exchange of experiences between workshop participants.

 

Health-promoting policy

Shauneequa Owusu, ChangeLab Solutions

The workshop will focus on how to use health-promoting policies to sustain health systems change, urban planning, and community involvement efforts. You will learn about frameworks that help support the development and implementation of health-promoting policies and share strong examples and case studies of health-promoting policies in open discussion. 

11:45 - 12:05

Healthy Cities Research Hub: Designs for Collaborative, Sustainable and Effective Action

Stephen Linder, Director of the Institute for Health Policy at the School of Public Health, UTHealth

Session:

The Healthy Cities Research Hub, a collaboration involving the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Novo Nordisk and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, serves as a focal point for sharing new prevention strategies, translating research into effective action, and disseminating lessons learned to other cities.

The Hub includes research partners at Instituto National de Salud Pública and Simon Fraser University, and will extend the work of Cities Changing Diabetes in Mexico City, Houston, and Vancouver. 

In addition to creating tools for other cities, the Research Hub in Houston plans to adapt the Cities Changing Diabetes change model (Map, Share and Act) to corporate settings.  Large, global corporations employ individuals who live in urban areas and face many of the same challenges and barriers to health improvement as those in their communities.  We believe that corporations that emphasize prevention as well as safety, can benefit from taking a more systematic approach to how these challenges and barriers impact the health of their employees, and then engage internal action workgroups in an employee-based multi-disciplinary process to create and implement solutions.

12:05 - 12:50  

ESTABLISING CROSS-SECTOR COALITIONS FOR HEALTH


Moderator:  Dr James Hamblin, Senior Health Editor, The Atlantic

Erik Eaker, Bold Goal Operations Director, Humana

Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Rober Wood Johnson Foundation

Todd Hamel, Associate Health Director, Dow Chemical

Niels Lund, Vice President - Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk

Umesh Verma, Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association

Amber Huett-Garcia, Chairwoman, Obesity Action Coalition

From a more productive workforce to a safer climate, a sustainable food system to efficient transport, action on health has the power to create joint win-wins. We will only see the change we want if we can articulate why urban health matters across multiple agendas and for multiple sectors – and for people.  We will discuss where the opportunities lie - and what it will take to put urban health more centre stage on wider agendas. We'll look at a next frontier to action at scale: building new coalitions for wider action.

12:50 - 13:00  

FUTURE DIRECTION OF CCD AND CLOSING SECTION
Camilla Sylvest, Executive Vice President, Novo Nordisk
Faith Foreman, Assistant Director of Houston Health Department

Session: Recapping the two-day Summit

13:00  

PROGRAMME ENDS

SPEAKERS
 

Michael Nutter

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Ninna Thomsen 

Mayor of Health & Care, Copenhagen

Faith Foreman 

Assistant director at Houston Department of Health & Human Services

Stephen Linder, PhD 

Director of the Institute for Health Policy at University of Texas School of Public Health

Edwin B Fisher, PhD 

Director of Peers for Progress

David Napier

Professor of Medical Anthropology at University College London

Niels Lund 

Vice president for Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk

Bjarne Bruun 
Jensen 

Head of Health Promotion Research, Steno Diabetes Center

Jeff Risom

Partner, Managing Director US - GEHL

Kevin Austin

Deputy Executive Director, C40

Andrea Lenzi

President of Health City Institute and president of the Italian Committee Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Antonio Gaudioso

Secretary General of Cittadinanzattiva, Active Citizenship Network

Maurizio Damilano

Olympic Gold Medal in Moscow 1980 and founder of Fitwalking Italia

Robert Pella

Vice President of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI) and Mayor of Valdengo

Antonio Nicolucci

Director of CORESEARCH Srl - Center for Outcomes Research and Clinical Epidemiology

Zhang Fuxia

Deputy Director General, Tianjin Health and Family Planning Commission

Scott Lear

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Cai Chun

Deputy Division Chief, Disease Prevention and Control, Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission

Zilin Sun

Vice dean of Medical School and head of Diabetes Institute Southeast University, Nanjing

Lin Chunguang

Deputy Division Chief, Tianjin Health and Family Planning Commission Primary Health Department

Yang Shuyu

Honorary Director, Xiamen First Hospital

Anne Skov Jensen

Special consultant, 
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

Paul Bloch

Senior Researcher, 
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

Alan C. Moses, MD, FACP

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk

Amber Huett-Garcia

Chairwoman, Obesity Action Coalition

Camilla Sylvest

Executive Vice President, Commercial Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Novo Nordisk

Doug Langa

Executive vice president, North America Operations, Novo Nordisk

Kelly Close

Founder of the diatribe Foundation

Shauneequa Owusu

Program director, ChangeLab Solutions

Dr Archana Sadhu

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Houston Methodist

Marguerite Butler

Associate Professor, Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Prof Debashis Basu

Public health medicine specialist, Faculty of Health Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Erik Eaker

Bold Goal Operations Director, Humana

Umesh Verma

Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association

Sharon Roerty

Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Todd Hamel

Associate Health Director, Dow DuPont

HOSTS
 

Sylvester Turner

Mayor of Houston

Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen

President and chief executive officer, Novo Nordisk

CO-HOSTS
 

David Napier

Professor of Medical Anthropology at University College London

Bjarne Bruun Jensen

Head of Health Promotion Research, Steno Diabetes Center

MODERATORS

 

Dr. James Hamblin

 Senior Editor and Author
The Atlantic

Lucy Parker

Partner, Brunswick Group

LOCATION

 

The CCD Summit takes place at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

 

Thursday 26 October 2017 – 09.00– 17.00

Friday 27 October 2017 – 09.00– 13.30

 

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

2222 West Loop South
Houston, Texas, 77027
United States

 

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RECAP FROM CITIES CHANGING DIABETES SUMMIT 2015

The global Cities Changing Diabetes Summit, held in Copenhagen on 16–17 November 2015, brought together an extraordinary group of people around the common cause of finding solutions to the urban diabetes challenge.

Participants were leading thinkers and doers from study cities and beyond, and represented a wide variety of expertise from city and health leadership, urban planners and architects, to academics, healthcare and diabetes professionals, and community leaders.

Learn more about what took place here.

CONTACT
 

Reservation and info

Steffen Aggerholm Krog

sfkg@novonordisk.com

Press

Adam Pittard
(Global Media)

agep@novonordisk.com

 

Marissa Sharkey
(US media only)

mzsx@novonordisk.com

Social Media

Scott Dille

sccd@novonordisk.com