CARMEN Policy and Observatory
The CARMEN Policy Observatory is a joint initiative between PAHO and the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Policy, located within the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The observatory is a platform for the network of American countries and institutions engaged in the systematic analysis and monitoring of chronic noncommunicable disease (CNCD) policies. CARMEN is the initiative adopted by PAHO for NCD and risk-factor prevention in the Americas.
The observatory's overall purpose is to provide a knowledge base and analytical support to policymakers in the Americas and potentially to countries in other regions. Its specific objectives are to:
- Support the development of effective integrated CNCD prevention policies through the systematic analysis of the processes involved in formulation, approval, and implementation of such policies.
- Strengthen multisectorial collaboration in the adoption of complementary policies that maximize NCD prevention.
- Place NCD prevention higher on the agenda of policymakers.
Expected Results: The CARMEN Policy Observatory will open up opportunities for training, research, and monitoring and serve as a dissemination point for best practices in policy by focusing on legislation, regulation, public policies, and international health policy.
Policy Observatory Documentation
About the Policy Observatory
Policy Observatory Case Studies
- Brazil: Português | English | Spanish | Français
Other NCD protocols from Brazil (in Portuguese):
Diabetes | Health Promotion | Hypertension | Integrated care
- Canada: English | français
- Costa Rica: English | Spanish | Português | Français
- Cross-Case Comparison (of all three above case studies)
Policy Observatory Meetings
Annual Meeting 2008, "Mobilizing for Action: Documentation, 4 languages