Tell the world what you're doing
The showcase channel is your chance to tell the world what you or your organisation is doing in the fight against chronic disease. You can view the latest presentations below or send us your own.
- GAFCD: Pre-Announcement of the first joint research activity
The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases has announced its intention to release a Request for Applications (RFA) on Implementation Research on Hypertension in Low and Middle Income Countries, inviting investigators to submit proposals to improve effective approaches to the prevention and control of hypertension. Find out more in the enclosed PDF.
- The war against tobacco: from the lessons of General Sun Tzu to the leadership of Sir John Crofton
Professor Judith Mackay Senior Advisor, World Lung Foundation and WHO
- Response: Raising The Priority of Preventing Chronic Diseases: A Political Process
The Lancet - November 2011
- Special issue on diabetes along the U.S.-Mexico border
Special issue of the Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, which highlights the results from phase I of a prevalence study conducted by the U.S.-Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project.
- Chronic Disease Prevention Research
Center of Sousse Tunisia Newsletter
Issue #2. April-September 2010
- World Cancer Research Fund poster
A great poster helping people reach their physical activity goals.
- The Diabetes Leadership Forum Africa 2010
The Forum is a two-day event to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 30 September and 1 October. It offers a unique opportunity for governments, donors, policy planners and public health experts to address the double disease burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. The event is set to gather more than 150 participants to discuss ambitions, priorities and actions for change in diabetes and NCDs within sub-Saharan Africa.
- Nominations and Registration Open for 2010 International Health Promotion Awards Symposium
The inaugural URAC/GKEN International Health Promotion Awards Symposium, which recognizes and promotes innovative programs that can significantly improve health around the world, will be held in Rome, Italy on December 6-7, 2010. We are now accepting nominations in two categories: International Community Health Awards and International Workplace Health Awards. Twelve (12) finalists (six from each category) will receive a complimentary trip to Rome to present their programs at the Symposium. For more information, to nominate your program or to register to attend the event, go to www.aihpa.org.
- Global Children’s Challenge 2010
In an extension to the Global Corporate Challenge (a walking challenge for employees), this year a Global Children’s Challenge [link to the doc] will be taking place from 22 September for 8 to 12-year-olds. There is also a website here.
- Philips Because
A Philips initiative designed to generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of people living in cities. Three Award grants totalling €125,000 are on the line to help translate these ideas into reality.
- Active Ageing Seminar
The Vida Network announces their first Active Ageing Seminar in London, UK.
All fitness, health and care professionals working to promote health,
wellbeing and independence amongst older people will want to attend this
exciting event which is being delivered in partnership with ICAA
(International Council on Active Aging) and the BHFNC (British Heart
Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity & Health). For more
information see the attached flyer. www.vidanetwork.co.uk
- Health Check (May 17th)
(via BBC iPlayer) What’s red, costs less than a cup of tea and could be on target to combat the world’s biggest killer? And why is the drug company making it, happy to do so for zero profit? Claudia discusses the launch of a huge trial into a pill which aims to prevent heart disease.
- Submit a nomination for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
Nominations are being accepted online now at http://www.pahef.org/awards/nominations for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, a joint program of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). These awards honor dedicated professionals who led the way in advancing health conditions in the Americas during the last century and are intended to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working to improve health and health care in the Americas.
- China Health Focus: News from the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention was launched in Beijing in November 2009 and promises to provide health solutions to the chronic disease challenge facing China. This pdf is the first issue of the Center’s newsletter, ‘China Health Focus’. It highlights their flagship project, “China Rural Health Initiative” with a feature on “Improving Heart Health in Rural Tibet” (see p3), as well as the first Annual Beijing Forum on Chronic Disease.
- Louise Lown Heart Hero Award 2010
The Louise Lown Heart Hero Award is awarded by ProCOR in recognition of individuals’ and programmes’ innovative, preventive approaches to promoting cardiovascular health in low-resource settings. This is the call for applications for 2010, closing date 30 April.
- Evaluation of the Ramblers Family
The Ramblers intervention entitled ‘Furness Families Walk4Life’ is a 12 week walking intervention, designed to encourage regular independent walking close to home as part of everyday life - not only health and leisure walks but everyday trips to the shops, school or work. The programme was delivered in partnership with Action for Children and piloted in 5 children's centres in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Barrow-in-Furness is one of the Department of Health's Spearhead PCT areas, with six wards among the lowest fifth in terms of health inequalities and deprivation in England. Overall, the project was successful at engaging young families, who reported positive experiences of the programme.
- Savvy Switching
This is a short pdf précis of a discussion entitled ‘Savvy switching: nudging consumers towards healthier choices’. The 20+ participants included representatives of NGOs, government, academics and the food industry.
- Burden of Disease Today
The 3rd Burden of Disease Today conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 9 and 10 March, including a session on nutrition and CVD, and an Interactive workshop on ‘How to get people to make smart health choices’. For more information click here and for registration, click here.
- FDF Community Partnership Award Winners:
The FDF Community Partnership Awards, which celebrate some of the inspirational ways in which companies work within their communities, were this year presented by Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Minister of State for Food, Farming and Environment. The Awards are divided into five categories: Local Community; Culture, Media and Sport; Workplace; Education; and – new for this year – Environment, the Awards showcase the community-related projects being undertaken by companies across the food and drink sector.
- FDF Recipe for change:
Food companies have invested heavily over many years to change the recipes of some of Britain's biggest and best-loved brands so they are lower in salt – without making any compromises on taste, quality or safety. The UK food industry is now widely acknowledged to be leading the way on reformulation – the FDF Recipe for Change report highlights how companies of all sizes have been reducing the salt content of everyday products such as bread, breakfast cereals, cooking sauces, snacks and soups.
- Changing Diabetes: Barometer Seminar
Novo Nordisk developed a Changing Diabetes® Barometer, which constitutes a strong guidance for policy-makers and decision-makers to measure progress for changing diabetes and help set priorities for national diabetes action plans. The Changing Diabetes Barometer initiative aims to improve lives of people with diabetes and reduce costs caused by this progressive chronic disease. The initiative seeks to achieve these aims by inspiring the collection and sharing of important information on the size of the burden of diabetes, and the effectiveness of interventions to combat it. At its centre is a message to all involved in meeting the challenge of diabetes, a call to ‘measure, share and improve’. You can visit the Barometer website here: http://www.changingdiabetesbarometer.com/
Alternatively you can watch all presentations from the Changing Diabetes Barometer International Seminar here: http://www.barometerseminar.com/
- CIH Project Team in Leicester
(Click on "Videos" after the link)
The environmental scan is an important component to the narrative of the CIH story. It provides a snapshot of the community environments in which people live and work at each of the country sites, thereby providing insight into the most appropriate strategies needed to initiate changes in the major risk factors (unhealthy diet, tobacco use and physical inactivity). The following short video highlights the Leicester CIH team’s experience.
- ‘Risk factors for chronic disease in Asia: room for improvement’
This pdf document summarises a new series of articles from Global Health Action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Asia, published on 29 October 200. Global Health Action is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal encouraging a more concrete approach to global health challenges .
- Work With Heart
World Heart Day 2009: Work with Heart is about raising awareness that a workplace that encourages healthy habits can reduce heart disease and stroke. This showcase is of a viral video to get this message out – and you can read more at http://www.worldheartday.org.
- Seminar by Sir Muir Gray
An online audio and PowerPoint presentation on ‘The Third Health Revolution’, given by Sir Muir Gray, head of the UK National Library for Health, to a group from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/UnitedHealth Group Centres of Excellence on 28 July 2009. Click here for the full audio presentation, which requires a simple software download, and here for a pdf of the presentation. If you are interested in attending further online seminars, please contact Janine Lane.
- Seminar by Professor Judith Mackay
An online audio and PowerPoint presentation, given by Professor Judith Mackay, one of the world's leading experts on tobacco control, to a group from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/UnitedHealth Group Centres of Excellence on 13 July 2009. Click here for the full audio presentation and here for a pdf of the presentation. If you are interested in attending further online seminars, please contact Janine Lane.
- Global Corporate Challenge
The GCC is an annual 125-day walking challenge for teams of employees from companies around the world, from May to September. For a video interview with Tom Sermon, GCC director in Europe, click here
- Communities of Health in Newham, East London
Communities of Health This video gives an overview of the 'Communities of Health' project in Newham, an ethnically diverse area of East London. It includes information on faith-based health initiatives in the local community and a Tate & Lyle-sponsored programme to improve local access to fruit and veg.
- Agita Galera
Agita Galera helps motivate Brazilian children to do physical activity through educating them about the risks of non-communicable diseases.
- Business in the Community Healthy Workplace Award
The closing date for the Business in the Community Healthy Workplace Award is 6 March. The Award 'provides recognition for companies that are integrating health and wellbeing into their mainstream operations and measuring the impact'.
- Business in the Community
Business Action on Health Update on the first year of Business in the Community's workplace health initiative.
- Activate Your Workplace
This showcase, from Rebecca Willans at the Centre for Workplace Health, St Marys University College, is of a project to establish whether an employee can design, deliver and evaluate a workplace health programme, and how effective such programmes are at changing employee behaviour.
- Park(ing) Day
This event in San Francisco transformed metered parking spaces into temporary parks to educate the public about the value of green spaces in towns. It was brought to 3FOUR50's attention by Joy Kwong, a winner of the Fit City competition
- Weigh to Give, America!
This new campaign by the Foundation for Caregivers (Tim Griswold) is the 'first national weight-loss-a-thon'. Weight loss was chosen because there is a direct connection between excess weight and chronic illnesses (leading to increased demand for caregivers).
- Time to be Healthy
This introduction to the 'TimeKit' is from Lyndall Strazdins. It is being developed to address the problem that campaigns promoting health and environmental sustainability often ask people to invest more time – time that many people can't afford.
- Controlling cancer in Kenya: a hospital-based needs assessment
Timothy P Hanna MD and Jeanette Suurdt RN describe an initiative with which they are involved in Kenya - this pdf also includes photos of the project.
- G-BAT 10 x 10: Global Battle Against Tobacco
A global youth project by V. Regnunathn to collect signatures against tobacco on cloth banners. See also his blog.
- Health, place and nature
This set of slides, 'Health, place and nature: how outdoor environments influence health and well-being', is by the UK's Sustainable Development Commission. It is released to accompany a 'Knowledge Base' document that brings together the evidence that infoms the slide.
- Series on Oxford Health Alliance in MJA
Several articles in the Medical Journal of Australia of 3/17 December 2007 are about the Oxford Health Alliance and chronic disease prevention (see 'The World Today' section).
- Sociedad Latina initiative to decrease unhealthy storefront advertising
Youth community organisers from non-profit organisation Sociedad Latina hosted a hearing in Boston City Council chambers on the issue of advertising of harmful and unhealthy products in convenience stores. You can also read a news story about their work.
- Fit City Press Release
Global youth competition linking urban design and health: winners announced.
Read the Press Release
- Experience Food at Work
Uscreates is a UK consultancy to 'design social change', working in partnership with local authorities, businesses and others to improve lifestyle choices. This video is about the successful 'Experience Food at Work' project, in Breckland Council, to work with employees to improve eating behaviours in the workplace and diversify the range of foods eaten during the day.
Watch the video
- Grand Challenges Video
Several of the world's most eminent health scientists and organizations have published a landmark global consensus on the 20 foremost measures needed to curb humanity's most fatal diseases, their study and commentary featured in Nature magazine.
Watch the video
- Target Issues for the Design of Sustainable and Healthy Environments
This short pdf provides from Joshua Ndoli, a student of architecture at the University of Nairobi, details some principles for sustainable urban environments.
- BBC: Kenya tackles rise in diabetes
This BBC World Service video (October 2007) focuses on the lifestyle changes leading to type 2 diabetes, and looks at the work of one clinic in Kenya, the WDF-funded Naivasha Clinic
- Menzies Centre for Health Policy Oration 2007
The Menzies Centre for Health Policy's 2007 Oration was delivered by Associate Professor Roger Magnusson, Faculty of Law, The University of Sydney. Professor Magnusson's presentation was entitled: Re-thinking the blame game: liberty, personal responsibility, and the challenge of "lifestyle diseases" http://www.ahpi.health.usyd.edu.au/Menzies/oration.php
- Break the Silence
Break the silence is a short film about diabetes seen from the perspectives of 25 IDF Youth Ambassadors. The film was shot during the IDF Diabetes Congress in Cape Town (Dec 2006) where the Youth Ambassadors were gathered for a workshop to create an action plan for how they as young people living with diabetes can support the UN resolution on diabetes and contribute to ensure the resolution is implemented in their home countries. You can view the video here.
- World Heart Federation
The World Heart Federation works to help people achieve a longer and better life through prevention and control of heart disease and stroke. To see a video of one of their recent campaigns to raise awareness among women, click here.
- First Global Youth Meet on Health (GYM 2006), organized by HRIDAY SHAN
The first Global Youth Meet on Health (GYM 2006) was organized by HRIDAY SHAN [http://www.hriday-shan.org] from November 14 - 19, 2006 at New Delhi and Agra to disseminate innovative health educational strategies to youth and equip them for effectively undertaking informed health advocacy. It provided an interactive platform to 280 delegates from 35 countries and 11 Indian states to learn from eminent global health and development experts.
The Youth for Health (Y4H) [http://y4h.hriday-shan.org] movement was launched on a vibrant note at the closing ceremony of GYM 2006. It is working towards forming a global alliance of young health advocates, which can carry out concerted actions for promoting health policies. As a part of Y4H efforts, a signature campaign addressed to the Secretary General, UN focusing on Global Health Promotion for Youth has been initiated. It would be presented to the Secretary General in September 2007. More details are available at http://y4h.hriday-shan.org/una.php
- Ovations Chronic Disease Initiative RFP
Request for proposals to create centres to counter chronic disease in developing countries.
- Additional cardiovascular risk factors associated with excess weight in children and adolescents
This article by Dr Robespierre examines the association of overweight and obesity
with physical activity, blood pressure (BP) and serum
- Community Interventions for Health in Israel
Dov Tamir, Director of the Health Promotion Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, has written about his work for Community Interventions for Health in Israel.
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition - Do It!) is a fun, effective obesity prevention and treatment programme for children and their families across the UK.
- Two Angry Moms
Two Angry Moms is a documentary that asks the question: What happens when two 'fed-up' moms try to change the school lunch program?
- Chronic Clubs
David Beran's powerpoint presentation on 'Chronic Clubs' which are aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and give people the knowledge of how to control their disease through education and exercise sessions.
- Kathleen O'Connor
Kathleen O'Connor from CIH (formerly CAPCoD), the action arm of the Oxford Health Alliance, talks about tackling the 3 risk factors (tobacco use, physical inactivity and poor diet) by focusing on structural interventions (e.g. policy changes) in multiple settings (schools, health centres, workplaces, communities).
- Diane Finegood
Diane Finegood from the Canadian Institute of Health Research talks about addressing the complex problems facing organisations attempting to combat chronic diseases.
- Soren Peter Andreasen
Soren Peter Andreasen of Dalberg-Global Development Advisers talks about making a commitment to contribute in some way to the development of the Oxford Health Alliance.
- Dr Beatriz Champagne
Dr Beatriz Champagne of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation gives an update on the developments of the CIH (formerly CAPCoD) project team working on communities.
- Kingsley Akinroye
Kingsley Akinroye presents a proposal for Nigerian Heart Health Initiative.
- Leila Makki
Leila Makki talks about the anti-smoking video she directed during the Oxford Health Alliance Summit in Cape Town.
- Daniel E. Zoughbie
Daniel E. Zoughbie, from The Global Micro-Clinic Project speaks about the Micro-Clinic model in the context of endemic poverty and political instability.
- Nihal Thomas
Nihal Thomas of the Christian Medical College Hospital speaks about various projects such as Dancing for Diabetes as models for combating chronic disease.
- Vicki Lambert
Vicki Lambert from the MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science & Sport Medicine raises the topic of the WHO global strategy on diet and activity for health.
- Judy Flanagan
Judy Flanagan from the Australian Sports Commission on maintaining and sustaining healthy lifestyles.