Scaling up interventions to improve the control of hypertension and diabetes in partnership with the governments of Kerala’s and Tamil Nadu. "Leveraging India’s national NCD program"

Project Details

This Scale-Up intervention is a five-year project (2019-2023) that draws on evidence-based approaches to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in India to better link and integrate prevention with disease management at both a community and systems level. This project aims to design and deliver a scalable Structural Lifestyle Modification program adapted from previous NCD trials in India for rollout across the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in India.  The intervention model consists of an integrated screening and lifestyle modification program, which includes peer group and community mobilization components and technology enablement, to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease control, to provide support for individuals with diabetes and/or hypertension and for individuals with moderate to high levels of cardiometabolic risk. The model leverages India’s Community Health Workers and Accredited Social Health Activists to deliver the programs in their communities.  Developing the program will involve a co-design process with health services and community stakeholders in both states and ongoing collaboration with State NCD managers to integrate the program into the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Stroke.


Professor Brian Oldenburg, Unit Head

Dr Bipin Gopal

Dr Jerard Maria Selvam

A/Prof Jeemon Panniyammakal

Prof Ajay Mahal

Prof Kavumpurathu Thankappan

A/Prof Mohammad Ali

Dr Ganeshkumar Parasuranan

Prof Barbara McPake

Prof John Chambers

Prof Pilvikki Absetz

Dr Satish Thirunavukkarasu


State Government of Kerala

State Government of Tamil Nadu

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala

National Institute of Epidemiology, Tamil Nadu


NHMRC APP 1167766

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications

1st Newsletter

Research Group

School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

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