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Do you provide T2D services to a large Black African-Caribbean community?

Would you be interested in being a research centre for a clinical trial of a culturally-tailored T2D self-management programme for Black African-Caribbean adults?

Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (‘HEAL-D’) is a diabetes self-management programme, culturally tailored for Black African-Caribbean adults with T2D. It consists of 7 sessions, each of 2 hours, delivering group-based culturally-tailored education, behaviour change support, and participatory physical activity. HEAL-D was originally evaluated as a face-to-face programme, delivered in community settings. In response to the COVID pandemic, it has been adapted for remote delivery using video conferencing. HEAL-D face-to-face has been evaluated in a feasibility RCT (funded by NIHR).

We are looking for research centres to participate in a clinical trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of HEAL-D.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr Louise Goff ( or Prof. Barbara McGowan (

Further information available