The Urban Diabetes Action Framework (UDAF) is your companion to
kick-start your public health project. An interactive guide (PDF)
helps you develop public health interventions to prevent diabetes and
obesity. UDAF could also be the catalyst your initiative needs to be
more impactful if you have already launched.
I invite you to explore the Framework on our website (www.citieschangingdiabetes.com) and share it with
your partners. Let us now unpack Step 3.
Framework: Step 3
Once you have worked through Steps 1 and 2, you will be ready
to design your intervention – No doubt, this can be an overwhelming
stage. Still, by following the steps and using the tools in UDAF, you
will look at what has achieved desirable results elsewhere, generate
new ideas and prioritise the best ideas for addressing the problem.
The result will be a description of the activities from which you can
select the best. It’s a crucial stage and will lay the groundwork for
the planning and execution to follow.
Let’s have a look at the task list:
1. Explore activity options - You are ready to focus on which
activities your intervention should contain to achieve its intended
targets. Review the literature on your chosen problem to discover what
has and has not worked elsewhere. This will allow you to leverage the
work of others and demonstrate that your approach is viable. The
intervention options overview guides you to assess how various
intervention activities can be used as mechanisms for change.
2. Analyse and prioritise intervention activities – You should
now engage relevant stakeholders in brainstorming, discussing and
prioritising activities to be included in the intervention. Ensure
that you keep in mind the outcome targets that the activities need to
contribute towards achieving. Use the change mechanism planner
(included) to structure your information.
3. Finalise the intervention design – Time to reach a consensus
with your coalition! Having shortlisted the best activities, you are
ready to create a detailed description of your intervention(s). The
activity description sheets will help keep you focused on how they
will impact the target behaviour and achieve your goal.