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World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2008
This page offers fact sheets; special press coverage and a video; the banner, logo, and poster in various languages; campaign materials, events and photos of worldwide celebrations, etc.--besides a link to the international WDD website and key materials for local campaigns and a press kit. This annual event is to increase awareness on the global diabetes epidemic.(14/Nov/2008)
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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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World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2007--Unite for Diabetes
Last year, the United Nations approved a resolution recognizing World Diabetes Day as an official UN celebration. This page offers information on this year's theme (focused on children) and a great number of resource materials available for use in public celebrations: logo, posters, videos, booklets, articles, and a link to the main WDD website.(14/Nov/2007)
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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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Stop the Global Epidemic of Chronic Disease: Advocacy Toolkit
This toolkit contains a manual that is a guide and practical tool for all advocates of chronic disease prevention and control, with a simple seven-step plan for effective advocacy, including identifying target audiences, developing key messages and selecting implementation strategies. This manual is part of a larger WHO advocacy toolkit on preventing chronic disease, which is available either online via the link provided or free of charge while supplies last by contacting WHO Chronic Disease Team. It contains information sheets, fact files, policy briefs, a poster gallery, media features, and a video and film footage.(31/Oct/2007)
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Diabetes y Sobrepeso en el Contexto de AIEPI
Esta presentación de 31 diapositivos sobre la diabetes y el sobrepeso entre niños y adolescentes se presentó en el Coloquio Internacional 2005 sobre nutrición y diabetes en el Hospital Infantil de Tejas en Houston.(23/Apr/2005)
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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. 2, No. 11, November 2008
This issue cover World Diabetes Day 2008: PAHO Urges Fight Against Obesity and Malnutrition in the Americas; Basic Facts on Diabetes; Ten Misconceptions on Diabetes; Chile Inaugurates Cancer Week; and News Roundup. (30/Nov/2008)
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Technical Documents

CD48.R5 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health
CD48.R5 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health(1/Oct/2008)
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en español     CD48.R5  
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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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CD48/5 - Population-based and Individual Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Obesity
CD48/5 - Population-based and Individual Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Obesity(21/Aug/2008)
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