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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

MALTA, Deborah Carvalho  and  GRUPO TECNICO DE MONITORAMENTO DO PLANO DE DCNT et al. Progress with the Strategic Action Plan for Tackling Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in Brazil, 2011-2015. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.373-390. ISSN 1679-4974.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000200016.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe the actions undertaken by the Strategic Action Plan for Tackling Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Brazil, from 2011 to 2015.

METHODS:

the actions were identified through sectorial and interministerial meetings, annual forums, as well as document reviews of publications and laws on government websites.

RESULTS:

the actions found were: national surveys and monitoring of mortality and risk factor reduction targets; encouragement of physical activity, adequate nutrition and health promotion through the creation of the Health Gym Program (Programa Academia da Saúde); the publication of legislation on tobacco-free environments; free of charge drugs for hypertension, diabetes, and asthma; organization of the emergency service network for cardiovascular diseases; and expanding access to diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

CONCLUSION:

we found progress regarding surveillance, health promotion and comprehensive care; in general, the goals of the Plan are being met.

Keywords : Epidemiological Surveillance; Chronic Disease; Risk Factors; Public Policies; Monitoring.

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