Caribbean Wellness Campaign
The Role of the Private Sector in the PAHO Partners Forum for Action against Chronic Disease and Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles
Co-organized by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Economic Forum, PAHO Headquarters, Washington DC, USA 16 July 2009
PAHO and the World Economic Forum brought together 21 global and regional companies to get their input into the development of the Partners Forum for Action against Chronic Disease and Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles, as the causes of chronic disease lie largely outside the health sector. The concept of the Partners Forum was agreed on as a platform to bring together public and private sectors and civil society stakeholders to take action. The meeting was a major step forward in the co-creation of the Partners Forum, the formal announcement and launch of which will be 29 September and 3 December 2009, respectively. In parallel, five Partners Forum working groups will be formed in the areas of information/communication; healthy diet, especially salt reduction; physical activity, especially ciclovias; workplace wellness; and scaling up access to quality health services.
This document provides a 1 page overview of the Partners Forum milestones between 2007 and 2012.
This presentation, Partnering Basics: The Art and Science of Cross‐sector Partnership, was delivered by IBLF at the July 16th 2009 consultation on the Role of the Private Sector in the Partners Forum.
Information about hotels for invitees to the Partners Forum launching.
This document provides additional detail on the five areas the Partners Forum will focus on: Health diet & increased physical activity; Tobacco control; Responsible enjoyment of alcohol; Improved access to health services for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer; and Workplace health & wellness.
This document was prepared in advance of the March 23-24, 2009 Technical Consultation on the Partners Forum in Washington, DC. It provides an overview of the many types of partnership arrangements, alliances and initiatives that currently exist, particularly those focused on chronic disease prevention and control.
This document provides a one page overview of the resources brought by different sectors to a partnership.
Report of the first meeting for the US-Mexico Border Partners' Forum in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday, 13 October 2009, with multisectoral participation.
The aim of the Forum is to establish a partnership of interested border organizations and companies from a variety of sectors to discuss this opportunity for engagement in actions for the prevention and control of chronic diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyles. This partnership will play a leadership role in bringing good practices to light in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, healthy lifestyles, and supportive environments, and scaling up their application at all levels.