Featured Initiative

Create scalable solutions for chronic diseases

The Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations is developing models for prevention and treatment of chronic conditions like diabetes.

A woman tosses a laughing toddler up in the air.

Cities everywhere are struggling with rising rates of chronic disease. Diabetes alone affects more than 420 million people, who face potential outcomes like blindness, limb amputation, and premature death. This global challenge can only be addressed through collaboration and innovation, with public health initiatives, medical breakthroughs, new technologies, and community outreach all playing a part.

The Novo Nordisk Network is leading a new era in the fight against diabetes and other chronic diseases. Through collaboration and innovation, we can halt the rise of these illnesses and mitigate their impact on cities and individuals around the world.

Lorraine Lipscombe, Director,
Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations

In 2020, a generous investment from Novo Nordisk established the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations, which brings together leading experts from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, and University of Toronto Mississauga to create health solutions grounded in cutting-edge technology and community outreach. The network is based in Mississauga, a diverse and growing city that’s home to Canada’s largest community-based hospital system, making it an ideal location for research and community engagement that other jurisdictions can learn from.

By supporting the Novo Nordisk Network, you can help researchers harness the potential of new technologies and innovative outreach efforts to improve health outcomes for not just individuals, but whole communities, with the ultimate goal of preventing Type 2 diabetes entirely.

To learn more about how you can support research that helps halt the rise of diabetes and other chronic diseases, please contact the Executive Director of Advancement at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.