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Cardiovascular 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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Estonia’s Minister of Social Affairs visits PAHO in Washington, D.C.

2012-07-24 17:41:17

 

Today, during his visit to the Headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia, Mr. Hanno Pevkur, shared public health experiences in Estonia that could be lessons learned for the Americas and other regions.

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Pan American Forum to promote cross-sector action against non-communicable diseases

2012-05-11 15:40:09

Representatives of the public and private sectors, civil society and academia agreed in Brasilia this week to create strategic alliances involving multiple partners to work together to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the...

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