HCC Strategic Plan 2012-2016, A Civil Society Strategic Plan of Action for Prevention & Control of NCDs for countries of the Caribbean Community 2012-2016
Produced by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (health NGOs and other regional civil society organizations, academia and the private sector) is a blueprint for civil society response in the Caribbean to NCDs.
The purpose of this Strategic Plan is threefold.
First, to translate and assist in putting into practice the Port of Spain Declaration “Uniting to Stop the Epidemic on Chronic Diseases” that was signed by Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), September 2007.
Second, to contribute to the response of Caribbean health NGOs and other civil society organizations to the epidemic of NCDs following the United Nations High Level Meeting held in 2011.
Third, to indicate the priorities that the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) will pursue and the initiatives that it will support as HCC encourages, promotes and assists civil society efforts to contribute more meaningfully to the NCD response.
View/Download the HCC Strategic Plan 2012-2016 here.
Executive Summary Excerpt:
The Declaration of Port-of-Spain, “Uniting to Stop the Epidemic of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases”, by Heads of Government of CARICOM on the 15th September 2007 was a critical milestone in the Caribbean efforts to address one of the most significant health threats to the region. This landmark event laid the foundation for the conceptualisation and formulation in 2008 of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), a civil society umbrella organisation with a commitment to supporting civil society action to foster the mandates of that declaration.
Four years later the epidemic of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) continues unabated and the need to leverage the power of civil society actors and galvanise collective action is even more urgent. NCDs have been recognised for the past several years as one of the high priority areas of most Caribbean governments, which along with health institutions have produced many strategic and action plans aimed at reducing disability and death from NCDs. This Strategic Plan produced by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (health NGOs and other regional civil society organizations, academia and the private sector) is a blueprint for civil society response in the Caribbean to NCDs. It builds on the 2008-2011 HCC strategic plan by strengthening existing activities and responding to the emerging priorities of Caribbean civil society around the NCD prevention and treatment agenda.