Europe

Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Joined the programme in 2020

Blick vom Kienberg über Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf Richtung Fernsehturm

Berlin, Germany

The diabetes challenge in Berlin

Situated on the north-eastern edge of Berlin, the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, which has a population of around 270,000, will face many challenges in the future, particularly in the area of healthcare. Like most outlying districts, Marzahn-Hellersdorf has a higher prevalence than districts in the city centre. In some areas the prevalence is over 20%.1

About the programme

Partners have committed to jointly and timely develop measures and activities that address the urban diabetes challenge in Berlin. The focus of Cities Changing Diabetes activities will be prevention, improving diabetes care, and awareness of diabetes among Berlin’s neighbourhoods. 

In order to create suitable joint interventions, one of the first joint steps will be an epidemiological study through a Rule of Halves analysis, so that the diabetes situation in the district can be examined in detail. The aim is to find out where the vulnerable target groups are located and how the appropriate projects can be addressed.

The first joint prevention project #gehtdoch was launched in the district with the support of Die Bewegung für mehr Bewegung (The Movement for More Movement). The initiative is an exercise campaign built around an app that records the participants' minutes of movement. To encourage residents to sign up to the app, many motivating and entertaining posters have been put up around the district. There are also exciting prizes on offer from local partners for those who manage to log the most minutes.

Partners

City of Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf

The Embassy of Denmark in Germany 

References

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-123845 Online-Publikation: 16.2.2017 Gesundheitswesen 2018; 80 (Suppl 2): S64–S70 © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York