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STEPSPAHO/WHO Stepwise Approach to Chronic Non Communicable Diseases Risk-Factor Surveillance

<>The PAHO/WHO Stepwise Approach to Risk-Factor (RF) Surveillance (PanAmerican STEPS) and stroke is a simple, standardized method for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating RF data in Member Countries.

In collaboration with WHO Headquarters in Geneva, PAHO has adapted the original STEPS methodology and produced the PanAmerican STEPS instrument and resources to respond to the needs of the Region. By using the same standardized questions and protocols, all countries can use STEPS information, not only for monitoring trends within the country, but also for making comparisons across countries. The approach encourages the collection of small amounts of useful information on a regular and continuous basis. The methodology offers the instrument itself, a detailed Manual, and software support for data entry, data processing, and reporting.

The PanAmerican Stepwise Approach to Risk-Factor Surveillance (PanAm STEPS) is currently available in both Spanish and English (in PDF).

PAHO is offering technical support to the countries on how to use the PANAMERICAN STEPS methodology. Please contact:

<>Branka Legetic

<>Regional Adviser

<>Prevention and control of non communicable diseases

<>Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Monday, 03 October 2011 10:31

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