CNCD and Risk Factor Surveillance

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STEPS Training Workshop Materials (PAHO/WHO STEPwise Approach to Chronic Noncommunicable Disease Risk-Factor Surveillance)
The 15 PowerPoint presentations included on this page are those being used by the PAHO/WHO trainers in the training workshops on the STEPS surveillance methodology for use in the Americas.(1/May/2006)
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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. 5, May 2009
In this issue: World Hypertension Day: 17 May; World No Tobacco Day; Progress in the Countries on CNCD Surveillance; Improving Cancer Information in the Americas; Capacity-Building in the Andean Countries; Meeting of Peruvian American Medical; IDB Call for CNCD Research Proposals; News Roundup. (31/May/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2009
In this issue, with the spotlight on cancer: HPV Vaccine: Intervention in Adolescents; IARC Study on HPV Testing in Low-Resource Settings; WHO Position Paper on HPV Vaccines Just Released; WHO/PAHO Cryotherapy Guidelines; Call for Abstracts: International Cancer Control Congress; News Roundup. (30/Apr/2009)
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Technical Documents

STEPwise Approach to Stroke Surveillance (STEPS Stroke)
Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world and one of the top ten causes of death and disability in the Americas. WHO has developed an international stroke surveillance system: the STEPwise Method to Stroke Surveillance (or STEPS Stroke), which forms a framework for standardized surveillance and data collection and analysis. This page contains a summary, an orientation presentation, and access to the STEPS Stroke manual. (31/Dec/2008)
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AMNET Workshop: Health Analysis and Decision-Making, with Special Emphasis on Chronic Noncommunicable Disease (San Salvador, El Salvador, 12–15 November 2008)
This mini-workshop--a joint activity of the CARMEN Policy and the CARMEN School, held at America's Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance (AMNET)--was an introduction to the issue of public policies and decision-making with emphasis on health, within the context of surveillance, prevention, control of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs). This page offers a summary in English and access to conference documentation in Spanish (plus a link to an earlier such course with documentation in English). (15/Nov/2008)
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Healthy Caribbean 2008: Chronic Disease Prevention Civil Society Conference (Barbados, 16–18 October 2008)
The objective of this meeting was to plan the response of civil society to the chronic disease epidemic in the Caribbean, in light of the Declaration of Port-of-Spain that resulted from the CARICOM Summit held in September 2007. The plan for civil society is a deliverable that falls under a PAHO/IAHF letter of agreement. This meeting was complementary to the one on the Caribbean Private-Sector Response to CNCDs held in Trinidad in June 2008.(16/Oct/2008)
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