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Announcements

First Round of Community Cardiovascular Health Promoters Receives Diplomas (INCAP, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 26 June 2008)
With their graduation on 26 June 2008 at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala City, the country now has 29 certified cardiovascular health promoters trained in education, prevention, and timely detection of cardiovascular diseases. PAHO collaborated in this effort through the Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative with the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute of the United States.(26/Jun/2008)
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CARMEN School International Course: Social Marketing and Preventing Child Obesity (Santiago, Chile, 26–27 August 2008)
The objectives of this course are to Identify the principles that characterize social marketing and planning programs using the marketing mix (the "4 Ps": Product, Price, Place/ distribution, and Promotion); understand the importance of formative research and the segmentation of audiences when designing social marketing programs; recognize the importance of establishing realistic objectives for the different target audiences; distinguish among the stages of design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a social marketing campaign; and analyze the possibility of designing and implementing a social marketing strategy to prevent child obesity in Chile. This course will accompany the 4th Pan American Congress to Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. (30/May/2008)
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4th Pan American Congress to Promote Vegetable and Fruit Consumption (Santiago, Chile, 28-30 August 2008)
The objectives of this event are to: (1) Promote vegetable and fruit (V&F) consumption in Latin America; (2) Allow for exchange of experiences and lessons learned from programs to promote V&F consumption in the countries of the Region; (3) Disseminate the latest research findings related to nutrition and cancer; (4) Discuss new marketing strategies for V&F consumption. The site below (in Spanish) provides official contact and the main conference and registration site at 5-a-day Chile (5 al día Chile).(30/May/2008)
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Books

Directrices para el tratamiento hospitalario de los niños con malnutrición grave
Esta publicación contiene directrices simples y prácticas que tienen en cuenta la limitación de recursos de muchos hospitales y centros sanitarios de países en desarrollo para tratar eficazmente a niños con malnutrición grave. Los hospitales que han implementado las normas descritas en este informe han notificado una reducción estadísticamente significativa de las tasas de mortalidad.(21/Dec/2005)
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Mantenerse en forma para la vida. Necesidades nutricionales de los adultos mayores
Mantenerse en forma para la vida fue publicado originalmente en inglés por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y su contenido se basa en una consulta de expertos que analizaron las pruebas científicas que relacionan el régimen de la alimentación y otros factores—especialmente el ejercicio—que afectan el estado nutricional, la prevención de la enfermedad y la promoción de la salud de los adultos mayores. (© OPS, 2004)(20/Apr/2004)
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Obesity and Poverty: A New Public-Health Challenge
An up-to-date examination of the prevalence of obesity in Latin America and Caribbean and among the poor in developed countries. Scientific Publications,(© PAHO, 2000)(16/May/2000)
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Community Interaction

NutriInfo Listserv (only in Spanish)
The purpose of NutriInfo, the electronic network, is to improve access to basic and applied nutrition information to support the work of nutrition and public health professionals in the Americas. It is coordinated by the PAHO Program on Healthy Eating and Active Living.(27/Jul/2007)
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Other Resources

Meetings and Events of the CARMEN Network: List and Access
The CARMEN Network, coordinated by PAHO, focuses on the integrated prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) and their risk factors. From 2005 on, the documentation from all meetings of the CARMEN Network will be disseminated via this page.(9/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Home Page
This page provides an overview of PAHO’s strategy for chronic disease prevention and control, detailing in separate sections each of the strategy lines of action: policy and advocacy, surveillance, health promotion and disease prevention, and chronic disease management. It also presents information on PAHO’s partnerships, communication vehicles, materials, topic indexes, etc.(9/Jun/2009)
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CARMEN: A Network for Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease in the Americas
The CARMEN Pan American Network was developed because there was an increasing awareness among PAHO member countries that chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) account for nearly two-thirds of the total number of deaths in the Americas, and that, to a large extent, these diseases are dependent on risk factors and lifestyles that are amenable to modification. This page tells about the CARMEN network and how it contributes to NCD prevention and control throughout the Americas, with a multitude of links to its products, partners, and various activities (CARMEN Policy Observatory, CARMEN School, Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative, Central American Diabetes Initiative, etc.).(9/Jun/2009)
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Periodical Publications

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas
The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to promote the Regional Strategy on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases Including Diet, Physical Activity, and Health; to share developments on all aspects of the strategy and its four lines of action as well as news on program implementation. (17/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2009
In this issue: Partners’ Forum; Suriname: Activities to Fight CNCDs; First Lady of Honduras Speaks out against Obesity; International Cancer Control Congress; More on Salt; PAHEF Grants; News Roundup. Note: Due to problems in generating the News Roundup links in PDF files, we are switching to MS Word for this and future issues.) (31/Mar/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2009
In this issue: Cancer: Highlights for 2008, Priorities for 2009; Experts Say Lowering Salt Consumption Should be a Top Public Health Priority; Healthy Caribbean: Bridgetown Declaration; Translation of WHO STEPS Stroke Surveillance Manual; New WHO Website on Marketing Foods and Beverages to Children; PAHEF Project Provides Evidence That Alcohol Control Reduces Violence against Women; Global School Health Survey; News Roundup. (31/Jan/2009)
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Technical Documents

Mobilizing for Dietary Salt Reduction Policies and Strategies in the Americas: Expert & Country Consultation (Miami, Florida, 13–14 January 2009)
The purpose of this meeting was to document the policies and initiatives in the Americas Region aimed at reducing dietary salt to prevent and control chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs), feature relevant country and regional experiences, and reach a consensus on initiatives that can advance dietary salt reduction in the Americas and identify next steps for each. This page provides all conference and background documentation, including the conclusions and recommendations, executive summary, agenda, and related links.(16/Jan/2009)
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Regional Strategy on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases Including Diet, Physical Activity, and Health
Chronic diseases are the major cause of death in all the countries of the Americas. This strategy was created to deal with this new epidemic: It Strategy is comprehensive, requiring a combination of interventions for the population and individuals. It is integrated, spanning prevention and control strategies focusing on the major chronic diseases and cross-cutting risk factors (especially diet, physical activity, tobacco, and alcohol). Finally, it is intersectoral, because most of the major determinants of the chronic-disease burden lie outside the health sector. This page offers an executive summary and access to the full text in PAHO publication format, as well as related initiatives.(4/Sep/2008)
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Food consumption in Mexican adolescents
There are groups of adolescents who are less likely to consume healthy foods (such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy products). Socioeconomic and cultural processes that can explain the differences observed are discussed. (Rev Panam Salud Publica/Pan Am J Public Health 24(2), 2008) (31/Aug/2008)
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