These are additional global health resources, and inclusion of the resources on this page does not imply endorsement by the NHLBI. See also Partners in Global Health.
The Observatory of Innovative Practices for Complex Chronic Disease Management responds to the need to harness the power of information and communication technologies to support a global network of managers, researchers, health professionals, patients and caregivers interested in transforming the management of complex chronic diseases, thus facilitating continuous improvement of quality in health care, worldwide.
C3 Collaborating for Health
C3 brings together policy-makers, businesses, government, teachers, health experts, young professionals, academics and others to design ways to make it easier to be healthy, and to put these ideas into action. C3 seeks to promote 3 behaviour changes: stopping smoking, eating a better diet (including avoiding the harmful use of alcohol) and increasing physical activity.
NCD Action Network
NCD Action and the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) address local and global non-communicable disease needs by building networks, campaigns, and projects that are both grassroots and globally focused. Members are students and experts in their fields – including public health professionals, doctors, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, nutritionists, communicators, architects, and anyone else who is committed to addressing NCDs. Members are encouraged to share their ideas, passions, and expertise, and in doing so, help them turn their creative passion into real-world projects that have measurable impact on the local and global burden of NCDs.
3FOUR50.com is an awareness-raising and action-based online social network aimed at preventing chronic diseases. The name represents the Oxford Health Alliance's key message: three risk factors, tobacco use, poor diet, and lack of physical activity, contribute to four chronic diseases: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lung disease, and some cancers — which, in turn, contribute to more than 50 percent of deaths in the world. However, by addressing the risk factors, many of these deaths could be prevented.
Community Interventions for Health (CIH)
Oxford Health Alliance's CIH initiative acts upon the urgent need to design, implement, and assess cost-effective, comprehensive interventions for three risk factors for chronic diseases (poor diet, tobacco use, lack of physical activity), adaptable to different cultures and communities. The research is unique in its scale and scope — the interventions will be tracked across multiple countries and multiple settings: schools, health-care centers, work places, and local communities.
Global Development Network (GDN)
The GDN is an international organization that works with developing country researchers and policy research institutes to support the generation and sharing of world-class, policy-relevant research on development.
Institute of Medicine, Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease: Meeting the Challenges in Developing Countries
The Institute of Medicine is convening an ad hoc committee to study the evolving global epidemic of cardiovascular disease and will offer conclusions and recommendations pertinent to its control and to a range of public and private sector entities involved with global health and development.
ProCor is a global network promoting cardiovascular health in developing countries and other low-resource settings. ProCor is a program of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, based in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.
- 2008-2013 Action plan for the global strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2008. (PDF)*
- Disease control priorities in developing countries, second edition. Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al, eds. Oxford University Press and the World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2006.
- Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment. WHO global report, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2005.
- Public policy and the challenge of chronic noncommunicable diseases. Adeyi O, Smith O, Robles S. The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2007. (PDF)*
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Nabel EG, Stevens S, Smith R. Combating chronic disease in developing countries—partners in progress. Lancet, 2009.
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Asaria P, Chisholm D, Mathers C, Ezzati M, Beaglehole R. Chronic disease prevention: health effects and financial costs of strategies to reduce salt intake and control tobacco use. Lancet 370:2044-53, 2007.
- Beaglehole R, Ebrahim S, Reddy S, Voute J, Leeder S, on behalf of the Chronic Disease Action Group. Prevention of chronic disease: a call to action. Lancet 370:2152-7, 2007.
Gaziano T, Galea G, Reddy KS. Scaling up interventions for chronic disease prevention: the evidence. Lancet 370:1939-46, 2007.
- Horton R. Chronic diseases: the case for urgent global action. Lancet 370:1881-2, 2007.
- Lim SS, Gaziano TA, Gakidou E, Reddy KS, Farzadfar F, Lozano R, Rodgers A. Prevention of cardiovascular disease in high risk individuals in low-income and middle-income countries: health effects and costs. Lancet 370:2054-62, 2007.
Quam L, Smith R, Yach D. Rising to the global challenge of the chronic disease epidemic. Lancet 368:1221-3, 2006.
- Strong KL, Mathers CD, Leeder S, Beaglehole R. Preventing chronic diseases: how many lives can we save? Lancet 366:1578-82, 2005.
Last Updated: December 2013