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

 

Welcome

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, CEO and President of Novo Nordisk

 

Keynote: Cities as vehicle to improve public health

Michael A. Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia

 

Bending the diabetes curve in cities – introducing the 2040 target

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 what it will take to hold the rise at today's levels.

Alan Moses, Chief Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk

 

The leadership we need to tackle the urban diabetes challenge

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.

 

How cities shape the future of China

Perspectives on the urban development and health related challenges thereof from the Health & Family Planning Commissions in Tianjin, Xiamen and Shanghai.

 

LUNCH

 

Interactive fair: 10 Inspirational cases in the fight against urban diabetes

The current eight partner cities demonstrate bright spots in diabetes treatment and prevention. Learn more about what is working today from 10 inspirational cases and how it can be replicated locally.

 

Working across sectors and networks to tackle the diabetes challenge in Houston

Houstonians are using the CCD research to prioritize the most pertinent diabetes issues affecting the city and using evidence-based approaches to develop solutions in collaboration with a variety of strategic partners. 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. Learn more from the partners directly involved on this work:

Faith Foreman, Assistant Director of Houston Health Department

Dr. Archana Sadhu, Houston Methodist

Stuart Nelson, Vice President at Institute for Spirituality and Health - Texas Medical Center

 

Workshop: Arenas of action to bend the diabetes curve

The Action Arenas are a set of live examples of what 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. As the Cities Changing Diabetes programme evolves, we learn what it takes to shape action within health-promoting policies and new approaches to urban planning, community involvement models and ways of strengthening city health systems:

• Health promoting policies: TBC

• Effective urban planning: GEHL

• Community involvement in health: Peers for Progress and Steno Diabetes Center

• Health system strengthening: Steno Diabetes Center

 

Health in Cities: “The common good”. The Italian and EU way

The Italian Cities Changing Diabetes partnership has created a Manifesto for promoting urban health in municipalities across Italy. Hear how the manifesto has been leveraged to promote health, not only at city level, but also on national, and European level through the Committee of Regions in EU.

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 and Mayor of Valdengo

 

RECEPTION AND DINNER

Day 2 - October 27

 

Organizing for impact: New toolbox to understand diabetes risk and shape action

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. 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.

Learn more about the different urban diabetes research methodologies from our global and local partners to understand better where the risk lies and identifying diabetes vulnerability:

David Napier, Professor of Medical Anthropology at University College London

Scott Lear, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Debashis Basu, Professor at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Antonio Nicolucci, Director of CORESEARCH Sri - Center for Outcomes Research and Clinical Epidemiology, Rome

 

Workshop: Arenas of action to bend the diabetes curve

The Action Arenas are a set of live examples of what 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. As the Cities Changing Diabetes programme evolves, we learn what it takes to shape action within health-promoting policies and new approaches to urban planning, community involvement models and ways of strengthening city health systems:

Health promoting policies: TBC

• Effective urban planning: GEHL

• Community involvement in health: Peers for Progress and Steno Diabetes Center

• Health system strengthening: Stena Diabetes Center

 

Evaluating community based interventions to improve public health in cities

Improving health in cities requires further research on how to measure impact. Learn about the Healthy Cities Research Hub which focuses on the social and environmental conditions that impact health in urban settings throughout North America, facilitating knowledge exchange and evaluating community-based interventions aimed at improving public health in cities:

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

Scott Lear, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

 

Panel discussion: Establishing cross-sector coalitions for health

From a more productive workforce to a safer climate, a sustainable food system to efficient transport, action on health has the power to create win-wins. We will only see the change we want if we can articulate why urban health matters across multiple agendas. Large-scale change experts and practitioners will be discussing how to establish new coalitions for health.

 

End of meeting (1:00 PM)

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

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

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)

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Marissa Sharkey
(US media only)

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Social Media

Frederik Andreas Jacobsen

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