I am pleased to confirm the next and final episode of the CCD Rounds for this year on 15 December at 15.00 - 16.00 (CET). This time, we will deep-dive into the creation of the ground-breaking social impact bond tailored to improve the lives of city-dwellers living with type 2 diabetes.

The City of Aarhus in Denmark has secured investment from outside traditional healthcare sources to fund an expansion of services with an ambition to reduce high spending related to complications associated with diabetes. The new investment model will allow the city to accelerate interventions to reduce type 2 diabetes complications.

We are fortunate to have two guest presenters at the heart of developing the social investment bond model. Otto Ohrt, Director of Public Health, City of Aarhus, will explain why the city has chosen this route to expand its diabetes services. We are also delighted to welcome Hans Uldall-Poulsen, Senior Advisor, Dalberg Group, who will break down exactly what a social investment bond is and how it can enhance health provision. Hans will profile the Aarhus model and share how actors were motivated, how the health interventions will be implemented, and how the funding mechanism will work. Join us on 15 December by signing up for the live event here.

I hope you have seen the first five episodes of our series – if not, you can watch them on our dedicated portal here. CCD Rounds are an opportunity to learn about diabetes and obesity prevention directly from the people executing real cases of health promotion, activities and encouraging best practice policy initiatives.