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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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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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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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Multimedia

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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en Français    OMS  


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. 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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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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en español     WORDL   


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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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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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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em Português CD48.R5