Community-based interventions usually involve a number of different strategies and activities aimed at creating changes in the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and skills that influence health. One of the unique features of community approaches is that they typically include strategies to create change in individuals and families as well as efforts to change organizational and environmental factors and policies that influence behavior and health. These programs are designed to prevent diabetes through interventions to support lifestyle changes to reduce weight or improve overall health and to manage diabetes through interventions to monitor glucose levels, regulate glucose through medication, and promote regular contact with health care providers.
Community-based interventions include strategies that are implemented in a variety of places with a variety of partners including:
Previous work in community-based settings has found: