Community engagement and action in the prevention of non-communicable diseases

Nordic Global Health Talks

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This talk is by Meena Daivadanam, Uppsala University.

The complexities related to community engagement and participatory research in global public health are often unappreciated or over-looked. I work mainly with prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and this includes a focus on setting up community support for preventative actions, including understanding the built (food) environments and how they relate to health behaviours. During this talk, I would like to present and discuss some of my experiences related to intervention development and implementation research within the field of NCD prevention. Examples would be mainly based on my research in India, Sweden and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Additional educational resource

  •  Daivadanam M, Wahlström R, Ravindran TKS, Sarma PS, Sivasankaran S, Thankappan KR. Changing household dietary behaviours through community-based networks: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial in rural Kerala, India. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 22;13(8):e0201877. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201877.
  •   Daivadanam M, Ingram M, Sidney Annerstedt K, Parker G, Bobrow K, Dolovich L, Gould G, Riddell M, Vedanthan R, Webster J, Absetz P, Mölsted Alvesson H, Androutsos O, Chavannes N, Cortez B, Devarasetty P, Fottrell E, Gonzalez-Salazar F, Goudge J, Herasme O, Jennings H, Kapoor D, Kamano J, Kasteleyn MJ, Kyriakos C, Manios Y, Mogulluru K, Owolabi M, Lazo-Porras M, Silva W, Thrift A, Uvere E, Webster R, van der Kleij R, van Olmen J, Vardavas C, Zhang P; GACD Concepts and Contexts working group. The role of context in implementation research for non-communicable diseases: Answering the 'how-to' dilemma. PLoS One. 2019 Apr 8;14(4):e0214454.
  • Al-Murani F, Aweko J, Nordin I, Delobelle P, Kasujja F, Östenson CG, Peterson SS, Daivadanam M, Alvesson HM. Community and stakeholders' engagement in the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study in socioeconomically disadvantaged suburbs in region Stockholm. Glob Health Action. 2019;12(1):1609313. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1609313.

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