In collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company, the Fairbanks School of Public Health has launched a new neighborhood-based pilot, the Diabetes Impact Project-Indianapolis Neighborhoods (DIP-IN), in three Indianapolis neighborhoods to address the high incidence of diabetes.
The $7 million, five-year program will focus on three Indianapolis neighborhoods with significant health disparities and high rates of diabetes—the Northeast, Northwest and Near West neighborhoods—and is being led by Dr. Lisa Staten.
The long-term goal of this project is to reduce diabetes-related complications and to ultimately reduce the rate of diabetes in three Indianapolis neighborhoods. The three communities were selected based on high prevalence of diabetes, demographic factors and highly engaged community members and organizations.
Through this project, we plan to:
- reduce complications and improve quality of life of people living with diabetes
- increase awareness of risk factors for diabetes and encourage people at high risk to be screened so they can take action
- foster an environment (physical and social) that supports greater health and well-being for all residents
- increase community capacity to lead DIP-IN initiatives through a focus on civic engagement and enhanced community leadership.