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 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

English | Spanish | Português | Français

Policy Observatory Meetings

      • CARMEN Policy Observatory. Trinidad - November 17-18, 2011 English | Español New!
      • Mobilizing for Dietary Salt Reduction Policies and Strategies in the Americas: Expert & Country Consultation, 2009: English | Español
      • Annual Meeting 2008, "Mobilizing for Action: Documentation, 4 languages
      • Policy-Makers' Workshop, El Salvador, 2008: English | Español
      • Policy-Makers' Workshop, Eastern Caribbean, 2007:
        English | Español

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