Urban Diabetes Action Framework

Six steps to action

The Urban Diabetes Action Framework offers a roadmap with six essential steps to set up a public health intervention. 

Step 1

Describe & define

To define the problem your intervention will address, you need a holistic understanding of where and why it occurs, and who it affects. Step 1 is designed to help you reach this understanding in collaboration with stakeholders and agree on the goal of the intervention.

Step 1 – Describe & Define

Step 1

Describe & define

To define the problem your intervention will address, you need a holistic understanding of where and why it occurs, and who it affects. Step 1 is designed to help you reach this understanding in collaboration with stakeholders and agree on the goal of the intervention.

Step 2

Secure commitment

Together with your stakeholders, build a coalition and commit to targets that will allow you to achieve your intervention goal. Step 2 is designed to help you identify and engage with the most relevant stakeholders, secure their commitment and define the intervention’s intended impact by developing a logic model.

Step 2 – Secure commitment

Step 2

Secure commitment

Together with your stakeholders, build a coalition and commit to targets that will allow you to achieve your intervention goal. Step 2 is designed to help you identify and engage with the most relevant stakeholders, secure their commitment and define the intervention’s intended impact by developing a logic model.

Step 3

Design the intervention

In this step, you will look at what has achieved desirable results elsewhere, generate new ideas and prioritise the best ideas for addressing the problem. The result will be a description of the activities.

Step 3 – Design the intervention

Step 3

Design the intervention

In this step, you will look at what has achieved desirable results elsewhere, generate new ideas and prioritise the best ideas for addressing the problem. The result will be a description of the activities.

Step 4

Prepare a plan

For your intervention activities to function as intended, they need to be delivered in the right way. In this step, you will assess available resources, create an action plan that outlines how, when and where to deliver the intervention, and monitor and evaluate it.

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Step 4

Prepare a plan

For your intervention activities to function as intended, they need to be delivered in the right way. In this step, you will assess available resources, create an action plan that outlines how, when and where to deliver the intervention, and monitor and evaluate it.

Step 5

Implement & monitor

You are now ready to implement your intervention. To ensure smooth implementation, you must mobilise your coalition, execute your action plan and monitor the implementation process to identify any issues and make adjustments along the way.

Step 5 – Implement & monitor

Step 5

Implement & monitor

You are now ready to implement your intervention. To ensure smooth implementation, you must mobilise your coalition, execute your action plan and monitor the implementation process to identify any issues and make adjustments along the way.

Step 6

Evaluation & Sustain

After the intervention has been running for some time, you will start to collect data in accordance with your evaluation design. The data should be analysed according to your predetermined plan, and interpreted and documented in an appropriate format to ensure the best possible uptake. Make sure that you share and discuss the findings, and consider the sustainability and scalability of the intervention.

Step 6 – Evaluation & Sustain

Step 6

Evaluation & Sustain

After the intervention has been running for some time, you will start to collect data in accordance with your evaluation design. The data should be analysed according to your predetermined plan, and interpreted and documented in an appropriate format to ensure the best possible uptake. Make sure that you share and discuss the findings, and consider the sustainability and scalability of the intervention.