Join us for post-conference workshops on Thursday, June 7th. All workshops require separate registration. Registration is limited, so register today!
Integration of Noncommunicable Diseases into Global Health Programs: The Roadmap to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030
8:30am – 1:00pm
Arti Varanasi & Mychelle Farmer, Advancing Synergy, Additional Presenters TBA
This workshop will focus on the progress made in global health related to noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention and management, with special attention to humanitarian settings. Plenary sessions and small group work will review practical interventions addressing the life course approach to NCDs. We will preview new developments and innovations to help reduce NCD-related morbidity and mortality. The workshop will include a combination of three plenary panels, and breakout discussion sessions to identify priority actions needed for full integration of NCDs into existing health platforms. Plenary participants will include health experts, youth leaders who are building a corps of future leaders in global health, and testimonies from frontline health workers. To build an understanding about multi-sectoral involvement, presenters will also address environmental and economic factors contributing to NCDs in low-resource settings. The goal of the workshop is to assess how our current health platforms can be expanded or modified to include realistic, feasible approaches that can transform NCDs interventions throughout the life course.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have:
- Identified at least two novel approaches to integrate NCD prevention and management throughout the life course, with special attention to humanitarian settings.
- Summarized successful approaches for the inclusion of youth leaders in NCD policy and advocacy
- Described the interrelationship between the NCD and SDG agendas.
- Identified at least two community-based initiatives that utilize task-sharing as an approach to build integrated NCDs programs.