Joined the programme in 2020
Bologna is Italy’s 7th most populous city with a metropolitan area of about one million people and an important agricultural, industrial, financial and transportation hub. With the Cities Changing Diabetes programme, Bologna aims to uncover inequalities in health and strengthen the municipality’s public health efforts.
Adults living in the low-income north-western region of Bologna are twice as likely to have diabetes compared to the high-income southern area
The COVID-19 mortality rate in Bologna is almost three times higher among people with type 2 diabetes (19.6%) than those in the general population (6.6%).