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Noncommunicable Diseases: Training Materials

General NCD Training Modules

To strengthen NCD capacity globally, and to improve skills in NCD surveillance, prevention and control, CDC has developed a series of NCD Training Modules which can be downloaded and adapted by public health practitioners, health educators and others. The NCD training materials are comprised of 24 modules, designed to:

  • Increase capacity in NCD epidemiology and program management
  • Provide a basic understanding of NCDs
  • Complement FETP projects and mentorship
  • Increase capacity for disease surveillance, prevention, management and control


Hypertension Management Training Modules

To enhance hypertension management capacity at the primary care level and to strengthen program monitoring, CDC has developed a Hypertension Management Training Curriculum in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Resolve to Save Lives, and partners. The curriculum is designed for primary health care providers, health care facility managers, and district supervisors and is adaptable to country context. The training curriculum is comprised of seven modules and equips participants with the skills to:

  • Effectively diagnose and treat hypertension
  • Make hypertension management patient-focused
  • Strengthen patient and hypertension program monitoring


Hypertension Management Bibliography

An annotated bibliography for hypertension control [257KB, 25 Pages] was developed by CDC and RTI International with the assistance of Resolve to Save Lives and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a resource for the implementation of hypertension prevention and management programs.


Cancer Prevention and Control Training Modules

To increase capacity for surveillance, prevention, management, and control of cancer, CDC developed a Cancer Prevention and Control Curriculum for field epidemiology training programs, ministry of health staff, and public health personnel in low- and middle-income countries. The curriculum consists of four modules paired with case studies and field exercises to reinforce important concepts.