WSD’s primary prevention programs and initiatives aim to reduce the development of type 2 diabetes in the community and limit the progression of people at ‘high risk’ or with pre-diabetes to a formal diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
Specific emphasis is placed on high-risk priority populations. Working with multiple partners, focus areas included restoring urban tree canopy and improving green space quality, increasing health professional referral, promoting alternative forms of exercise, improving healthy food consumption, increasing physical activity and enhancing the healthy built environment.
This Alliance is made up of a group of organisations arising from government, non-government and the private sector who come together to improve the environment of western Sydney in terms of food accessibility, exercise and the urban build, continued to thrive against a disrupted year.
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The strategy of a ‘whole of community’ approach to beating diabetes is regarded as the only approach capable of enabling a consistent and effective way of addressing and solving the current epidemic.