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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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Health Authorities Adopt Strategy to Improve Child Health in the Americas

2012-09-26 19:04:49

Health leaders in the Americas adopted a strategy and plan of action for integrated child health, which includes measures to prevent and reduce the burden of disease in children under 5, improve child nutrition, and build capacity among different health institutions and other sectors to improve integrated child health.

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Wellness Week in the Americas Begins

2012-09-16 00:45:22

Wellness Week begins on September 16 with a full agenda of activities and events that aim to emphasize the importance of building natural and socioeconomic conditions necessary to modify and promote the prevention of risk factors that cause NCDs.  The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the World Economic Forum...

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Governments, private sector, and civil society commit to reduce salt consumption through region-wide partnership

2012-08-30 20:08:55

Governments, private sector, and civil society commit to reduce salt consumption through region-wide partnershipA new consortium convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO) and comprised of more than 20 health and nutrition experts from governments, civil society, universities, and representatives...

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