Global Noncommunicable Disease Programs

CDC collaborates with partners to enhance global health and economic security and reduce premature noncommunicable disease (NCD) deaths and disabilities. We produce scientific evidence, strengthen workforce capacity, and improve surveillance and evaluation systems. Our activities focus on promoting and supporting innovative, evidence-based interventions to prevent and control NCDs. We align our efforts with global targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO Global Monitoring Framework.

Approach

Goal

Programs

Approach

Nurse takes older woman's blood pressure in a clinic.

Generating Evidence

Goal

Produce scientific evidence on NCDs, risk factors, and interventions to develop effective interventions and enable informed decision-making

Approach

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Strengthening Workforce

Goal

Strengthen public health infrastructure and workforce capacity to empower countries to address health needs and avoid health crises

Approach

Epidemiologist interviews woman on residential street in China.

Improving Surveillance

Goal

Improve NCD surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation systems to enable countries to set priorities, target interventions, and monitor success

References
  1. WHO. Global status report on noncommunicable diseases, 2010external icon. Page accessed 6/17/2016.
  2. World Economic Forum, Harvard School of Public Health. The global economic burden of non-communicable diseasesexternal icon. Page accessed 6/17/2016.
  3. WHO. Scaling up action against noncommunicable diseases: How much will it cost?external icon Page accessed 6/17/2016.
  4. WHO. Injuries and violence: the factsexternal icon. Page accessed 6/17/2016.
  5. WHO. Household air pollution and healthexternal icon. Page accessed 6/17/2016.
  6. WHO. Cancerexternal icon. Page accessed 6/20/2016.
Fact Sheet

Learn more about our NCD work through the Global Noncommunicable Diseases Fact Sheet.