Risk Factors & Nutrition Unit (RF) strengthens the national capacities to minimize the exposure to risk factors and increase exposure to protective factors of noncommunicable diseases, mental health disorders and substance abuse, from a "whole of government" and "whole of society" approach, with particular emphasis in healthy diet, physical activity, tobacco control use, and reduction of alcohol use to prevent noncommunicable diseases, as well as the promotion of road safety and injuries prevention and its inclusion in the public health agenda. This unit promotes social participation, community empowerment and the reorientation of health services toward prevention.

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PAHO Nutrient Profile Model

PAHO Nutrient Profile Model