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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 191-195

Prioritization matrix for the diabetes prevention and control program: A concept paper


Department of Preventive Oncology, Healthcare Global Enterprise Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinod K Ramani
Department of Preventive Oncology, Healthcare Global Enterprise Ltd., Kalinga Rao Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru 560002, Karnataka.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jod.jod_63_20

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Introduction: The narrated NCD program is being implemented by KHSDRP in collaboration with the World Bank, New Delhi. This pilot project will involve NCD education and mobilization at the community level, provision of screening, and treatment services at the primary health-care level and strengthening diagnostic, specialist treatment services at the secondary and tertiary levels of care. This paper lists the activities of the diabetes component of the NCD program, and the prioritization matrix describes weighting of the important criteria. Materials and Methods: “Precede-Proceed” planning model is the better fit for our Diabetes Program. The prioritization matrix will enable weighting of each criterion against another (comparing each row heading consecutively with all the column headings), in order to decide upon its importance. Results: The matrix shows that awareness activities, beneficiary enumeration, mobilization of beneficiary, and behavior change interventions are the important criteria for this health promotion program. Discussion: The matrix shows that a large proportion of the budget should be invested in field-related activities for the success of the Program. Conclusion: Prioritization matrix enables the examination of all potential opportunities in a Program, by ranking the opportunities by two characteristics: importance and changeability. It systematically compares the choices through selection, weighting, and application of criteria.


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