Live Well, Be Well Program


Live Well, Be Well was a community-based lifestyle program to reduce risk for diabetes and designed specifically for English and Spanish-speaking lower socioeconomic status and minority adults at risk of developing diabetes.

Live Well, Be Well consisted of a 6-month active intervention phase and a 6-month maintenance phase.  Trained public health department counselors provided participant-centered support, education, and skills training to modify diet and physical activity primarily through telephone-based counseling (12 calls), with 1 in-person session, and 6 group workshops.  In-person session and group workshops were held in neighborhood settings. 

The Live Well, Be Well program manual and supporting documents are provided for each program component. 

The project was a partnership between the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the City of Berkeley Division of Public Health.  It was funded by a translational research grant (R18 DK067896) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Timeline: Outreach and recruitment/participant randomization: July 2006 – July 2008; Participant follow-up: December 2006 – August 2009.