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What is Program ACTIVE?

Program ACTIVE is a depression treatment study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Indiana University, Ohio University and West Virginia University. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of two forms of treatment for depression for adults with type 2 diabetes: talk therapy (counseling) and exercise. Both of these forms of treatment have been proven to be effective in helping people with depression alone. In this study, we will test to see if both of these approaches may be more effective in helping people live depression-free compared to talk therapy, exercise or usual care alone.

We will enroll 216 participants across Indianapolis, southeastern Ohio, western and north-central West Virginia. Click here to find out more about enrollment in Program ACTIVE.

This study is based on the success of the Program ACTIVE Pilot Study. Click here to learn more about this study.