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Chronic Diseases

Policy and Advocacy

2012-12-31 00:00:00

 Policy and Advocacy

The policy line of action in the Regional Strategy for Chronic Diseases encourages and provides technical cooperation for the establishment of sound and explicit public policies that support better health status and a life free of chronic disease-related disability, in initiatives taken to establish public health policies based on key WHO resolutions and recommendations that will address the broad social, economic, and political determinants of health.

Advocacy will be utilized to advance policy and institutional changes that will support chronic disease programs. It will emphasize the key role of governmental functions and empower the health sector to engage other sectors in collaborative actions to ensure that chronic disease issues are collectively addressed.

Health promotion and advocacy are one of the main thrusts of the policy line of action. This involves IEC campaigns (information/education/communication) to help people and health professionals become more aware of health issues. It also means raising awareness among not only the general public but policy-makers as well, as well as capacity-building and intersectorial (public, private, civil society) collaboration.

 

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Integrated Disease Management

2012-08-23 11:42:11

Integrated Disease Management

altComprehensive integrated care, self-care, patient support and education, training for healthcare workers to improve the quality of care: This team works to facilitate and support the strengthening of the capacity and competencies of the health system for the integrated management of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) and their risk factors. These functions are among the core elements of the CARMEN Network and the Regional Strategy for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. The team follows the Chronic Care Model, as described below. Also click below for a list of relevant documentation and resolutions.

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Country Representatives Participate in Consultation of Strategy on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

2012-08-09 13:57:01

A regional consultation on the Strategy for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and the process to develop a regional action plan, gathered this...

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Representantes de países participan en consulta sobre Estrategia de prevención y control de las enfermedades no transmisibles

2012-08-09 13:57:01

Una consulta regional sobre la Estrategia para la Prevención y el Control de las Enfermedades No Transmisibles y el proceso para desarrollar un plan de acción regional reunió, este 9 de agosto, a representantes de los países de las Américas...

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