Online Program

Taking public health action to stop cncd: Lessons from latin america and africa

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Elvira Beracochea, MD, MPH, Realizing Global Health, Fairfax, VA
NCD control programs seem complex and their goals almost unattainable in countries where Malaria, TB and AIDS are still rampant. Even in developed countries, the cost of chronic diseases is risking bankrupting public and private healthcare delivery programs. This presentation will present an approach that simplifies NCD control programs and makes them more effective. The approach is based on lessons from public health programs in Latin America and Africa and makes patient-oriented care a priority. A simple action checklist will be presented for the audience to start applying and adapting the approach to their own situation and occupation.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
List the main lessons of STOP NCD programs from Latin America and Africa. Describe an approach to simplify and make your STOP NCD public health programs more effective.

Keyword(s): Chronic Diseases, Social Inequalities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Extensive experience in global/international health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.