North America

Philadelphia

Joined the programme in 2019

Philadelphia joined the Cities Changing Diabetes programme in 2019. Through the programme, more than 100 health, faith, business and community leaders from across the city are working together to develop new ways to change the trajectory of diabetes in Philadelphia.

The diabetes challenge in Philadelphia

2/3

of people with diabetes globally live in urban areas, and the highest growth in diabetes is expected to happen in these urban settings.

12,7%

Among the top 10 most populous cities in the US, Philadelphia ranks 4th in diabetes prevalence, with 12,7% rate.1,2,3

1m

In Philadelphia, nearly 1 million adults will be estimated to have diabetes in 2030. That is enough to fill the seats at Lincoln Financial Field over 14 times.

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About the programme

Philadelphia is the second city in the US to have joined the Cities Changing Diabetes programme. Five years ago, Houston joined Cities Changing Diabetes ago and today has six initiatives that reach, empower and connect more than 75,000 Houstonians with diabetes prevention and management resources in their city. The research in Philadelphia builds on the approach used in Houston and takes it to the next level: the neighbourhood. The research underscores the importance of community in addressing health and wellness and wellbeing. The Cities Changing Diabetes – Philadelphia coalition will use this information as it begins to develop and ultimately implement new programs to support diabetes prevention.

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About the programme

Philadelphia is the second city in the US to have joined the Cities Changing Diabetes programme. Five years ago, Houston joined Cities Changing Diabetes ago and today has six initiatives that reach, empower and connect more than 75,000 Houstonians with diabetes prevention and management resources in their city. The research in Philadelphia builds on the approach used in Houston and takes it to the next level: the neighbourhood. The research underscores the importance of community in addressing health and wellness and wellbeing. The Cities Changing Diabetes – Philadelphia coalition will use this information as it begins to develop and ultimately implement new programs to support diabetes prevention.

References

1.

United States Census Bureau. American Fact Finder. Annual estimates of the resident population for incorporated places of 50,000 or more, ranked by July 1, 2018 population. https://fact_nder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Accessed September 19, 2019.

2.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 500 cities project: local data for better health. Interactive city map. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/500Cities/. Accessed August 26, 2019.

3.

Refers to diagnosed diabetes in adults >= 18 years old from 2016.