Interim second report on social determinants of health and the health divide in the WHO European Region
Report that "draws on best practices, examples and experience of addressing social determinants of health and health inequities in the Region and how to take this to scale." Includes sections on health and its social determinants in the WHO European Region; a review of social determinants of health and health divide; and emerging themes such as key concepts, organizations and governance, interventions and policies, wider agendas, and economic issues. WHO.
The growing danger of NCDs: Acting now to reverse the course
Report that is meant to support policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries and the development community. Includes sections on the mounting development challenge of NCDs, opportunity for prevention, and effective response requires action across all sectors. World Bank.
Bringing agriculture to the table
Report that calls on the agriculture and food industries to play a role in reducing the global burden from NCDs. The report also identifies new opportunities for stakeholders in health and agriculture (such as organizations, national governments, agrifood businesses, donors, and consumers) to work together to promote better health. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Essential medicines for NCDs
Background paper that highlights the need to scale up access to NCD medicines in low- and middle-income countries. Includes ways to address challenges through policy and programmatic options, and urges governments to prioritize improving NCD medicine availability. WHO.
Closing the gap: Policy into action on social determinants of health
Discussion paper for the upcoming World Conference on Social Determinants of Health in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 19-21 October 2011. Includes sections on: governance to tackle root causes of health inequities, community leadership for action on social determinants, the role of the health sector in reducing inequities, global action on social determinants, and measurement and analysis to inform policies and build accountability. WHO.
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Global atlas on CVD prevention and control
Report that highlights the magnitude of the global CVD epidemic with up-to-date statistics and graphs. It shows that inequities in access to protection, exposure to risk, and access to care as the causes of major inequalities across countries and populations. WHO.
From burden to "best buys": Reducing the economic impact of NCDs in LMICs
Report that "addresses current information gaps in our understanding of how to mitigate these challenges by highlighting recent findings about the social costs of NCDs and the resource needs for managing these conditions." WHO/WEF.
Scaling up action against NCDs: How much will it cost?
Report that provides "a financial planning tool for scaling up delivery of a set of cost-effective population-based and individual-level health care interventions in low- and middle-income countries." WHO.
UN High-level Meeting webcast
Videos of presentations from the UN High-level Meeting plenary session and roundtable sessions held on 19-20 September 2011. UN.
NCD country profiles 2011
WHO report that provides country-level information on percentage of deaths attributable to NCDs, prevalence data, and trends in risk factors (cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI). The report also includes information on what countries are doing to deal with NCDs in terms of capacity, funding, and actions that address NCDs and its risk factors. WHO.
The challenge of chronic diseases in the Americas
Full audio and video of a discussion with Dr. Jon Andrus, deputy director of PAHO on their regional action leading up to the High-level Meeting on NCDs. CSIS.
The challenge of chronic diseases on the US-Mexico border
Report from a 2010 conference with a goal of raising awareness about the chronic disease epidemic in the border region, providing policy recommendations for both national and regional governments, sharing best practices and strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles, discussing innovative models of health care and prevention, and evaluating health concerns specific to regional factors. CSIS.
Copenhagen School of Global Health
Website with NCD-related news, research, employment opportunities, and events. University of Copenhagen.
Social determinants of health and the health divide in the WHO European Region
Interim second report. Includes sections on health and its social determinents in the WHO European Region, European review of the social determinants of health and the health divide, and emerging themes. WHO.
First global ministerial conference on healthy lifestyles and NCD control
Meeting report from the conference held in Moscow in April 2011.
Health IT teaching materials
Set of 20 curriculum components designed for health IT courses at colleges and universities. Components include slide-based lectures with audio narration and transcripts, learning activities, self-assessment questions and answer keys, and instructor manuals. Component topics include workflow process redesign, technical support, networking, usability, project management, and others. Signup required. National Training and Dissemination Center.
Soft drinks, hard sell
Report that details how soft drink companies are using misleading messages to market soft drinks to children. Children's Food Campaign.
Global health portal
Presents all of the Lancet's global health content in one location. Includes World Reports and Perspectives, Global Health Series, Regional Reports and Commissions, as well as a variety of other content. Free to use. The Lancet.
Chronic Emergency: Why NCDs Matter
Report that addresses the challenges caused by NCDs in the developing world, and argues that policy-makers need to prioritize NCDs. World Bank.