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Taget af Mikal Schlosser

Register-based studies 

Tingbjerg's entire population of almost 7,000 residents is the target group for Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes. The residents participate in various ways in the local community's activities, events and projects. Some residents use the local activities to a large extent, while others use them to a limited extent or not at all. Children, young people, adults and old residents use the local community in different ways, as do residents with and without education, with and without employment, with and without social and health challenges, etc.

Photographer: Mikal Schlosser

Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes has no plans to measure the effects of individual initiatives. Nothing in the scientific literature suggests that individual initiatives have significant social or health-promoting effects in the local community. Everything indicates that the greatest effects are achieved through versatile, long-term and coordinated initiatives across resident groups, stakeholders, themes and arenas.

Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes documents changes in the overall social and health promotion initiatives in Tingbjerg by conducting regular surveys of the socio-economic and health-related developments over a (longer) number of years. For this purpose, data is used which is extracted from a number of different national registers. 

The analyzes are stratified on biological, cultural, social and economic parameters to give a nuanced picture of which population groups are most affected. The analyzes are compared with similar analyzes from other vulnerable residential areas in Denmark in an attempt to assess whether the changes can be attributed to initiatives in the local community or wider society-related changes caused by, for example, national political reforms or economic cycles.

Tingbjerg Challenge 2015-2.jpg

Photographer: Mikal Schlosser

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