Bari has certain natural attributes, such as access to nutritious
food, that can be leveraged to promote healthy lifestyles among its
residents. To better focus on the natural attributes, Cities Changing
Diabetes in Bari formed a strong partnership with local pharmacies to
distribute information containing advice on nutrition, glycaemic
index, and the role that healthy eating can play in preventing
metabolic failure and diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Moving forward, Cities Changing Diabetes in Bari will consider how the
pharmacy network can be used to measure certain metabolic goals, such
as waist circumference, and evaluate the impact of the distributed information.
Training health city managers
As has been the case in other Italian cities in the Cities Changing
Diabetes network, Bari organised a special Health City Manager master
course in 2021 with the support of the Associazione Nazionale
Comuni Italiani. The course trained a group of health city
managers to support local authorities in their efforts to incorporate
health into all political frameworks.
Collecting new data
To better understand the current diabetes situation in the city,
Cities Changing Diabetes in Bari will collect new data on obesity and
diabetes and the socio-cultural determinants of vulnerability. This
information will be analysed and presented in an ATLAS that will be
shared with all city partners.
"The sun, running in the city for prevention of diseases, the
promotion of Bari Football team in the second division, our
traditions are helping us regain the time we have lost in the past
two years. Let’s strive to put our city at the top of culture and
health: we deserve it!"
— Mayor of Bari, Antonio Decaro
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