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Developing a prevention strategy 

Developing a prevention strategy
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Developing a prevention strategy
Author(s):

Mike Rayner

, Kremlin Wickramasinghe

, Julianne Williams

, Karen McColl

, and Shanthi Mendis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198791188.003.0010
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date: 11 July 2020

This chapter describes the process of building an NCD prevention strategy. It discusses the components of a successful strategy. It discusses concepts such as the values which underpin the development of a strategy and provides illustrative examples from global prevention strategies. The chapter goes on to identify the stages in developing a strategy by discussing the various steps of the policy-making cycle. It discusses the menu of policy options set out by the WHO Global NCD Action Plan and lays out tools for prioritizing areas of action. Case studies illustrate how communities can prioritize actions to help build a prevention strategy and describe some of the tools available to help policy-makers to take action on NCDs and their risk factors.

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