Reducing the Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases: Addressing the Causes of the Causes
University of Padua - Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia - Università degli Studi di Padova
Course participants will enhance their skills in analyzing the determinants of NCD, in working across sectors, and in promoting interventions to reduce the burden of NCD and health inequities.
“..... there is an urgent need globally to focus on the upstream causes of ill-health, and addressing the “causes of the causes” is probably the most efficient way of prevention of chronic diseases. Tackling health’s social and economic determinants also means reorienting efforts within the health sector, working with other sectors, including finance and education, and engaging the civil society, thus adopting a “health-in-all-policies” approach.
Objectives of the Course: The Course will explore the evidence and the frameworks used to address the burden of noncommunicable diseases through action on
1. the social determinants of health (e.g. urbanization, income, education, trade)
2. the conventional risk factors. (tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol)
Course participants will enhance their skills in analyzing the determinants of NCD, in working across sectors, and in promoting interventions to reduce the burden of NCD and health inequities. The ultimate goal is to reduce health inequities, especially within countries, and to promote development.
Teaching methods: The Course will consist of lectures, discussion of case studies, workshops and group work. All participants will be asked to take part in seminars, workshops, and interactive panel discussions.
Faculty: The course is organized by the University of Padua in collaboration with the Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion of the WHO in Geneva, the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development in Venice, the ULSS 12-Venice, and the Veneto Region.
Faculty members include professors and researchers from Padua University, University College London (Great Britain), the University of East Anglia (Great Britain), the Medical University of Graz (Austria), the University of Beijing (China), the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (India), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (France), WHO and other European and extra-European academic and public institutions.
Participants: This course is intended for a maximum of 20 professionals working at middle to top managerial levels in health related sectors with an interest in promoting equity and reducing the burden of NCD. Five additional places will be reserved to researchers and postgraduate students who seek to strengthen their understanding of how addressing the social context will improve the health of individuals and communities, and promote sustainable development.
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the Course and participate fully in all seminars.
Bursaries: a number of bursaries may be available.Further information soon available in this website.
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Organizing Agency: SabiWork, tel +39.049.7387069, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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