HCC Strategic Plan 2017-2021 Officially Launched

by HCC

The HCC Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 was officially launched at the HCC Advocacy, Accountability and Conflict of Interest Meeting held in Antigua and Barbuda from Feb 17-18, 2017. Download/view

The HCC is pleased to present its Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which underpins the work of the Coalition and shapes the contribution of civil society to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control in the Caribbean over the next five years.  The Plan will guide the strategic direction of the HCC at a pivotal time in its development, as the HCC celebrates, in 2018, a momentous milestone – the 10-year anniversary of its formation. The Plan is also timely from a regional public health perspective, as the Caribbean this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the seminal Port of Spain Declaration on NCDs, providing a unique and potentially historic opportunity for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government to make bold regional and international statements, and recommit to priority action on NCD prevention and control in the region.

The Plan has five strategic pillars: accountability, advocacy, capacity development, communication, and sustainability. These five strategic pillars and their associated high level objectives which provide the basis for the development of annual operational plans with specific outputs, deliverables (products and services), activities, inputs, and resource needs, as well as a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.

The HCC 2017-2021 Strategic Plan charts a course for the work of the Coalition in the coming five years. The streamlining and prioritising of key actions will lay the foundation for HCC’s contribution to the region’s achievement of national, regional, and international NCD targets, reduction of inequities, and, ultimately, reduction in NCD-related premature mortality, as we navigate through the post-2015 development era.

Directors of the HCC on the occasion of the launch and release of the HCC 2017-2021 Strategic Plan pointed out that “the Plan will serve as the blueprint and instrument for continuing the process of bringing about a “wellness revolution” as called for at the first  meeting of the HCC leading to slowing of the tsunami of NCDs in the Caribbean”.

The predecessor to the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan was published in December 2012,  A Civil Society Strategic Plan of Action for Prevention & Control of NCDs for countries of the Caribbean Community 2012-2016.

The purpose of this Strategic Plan is threefold.

HCC Strategic Plan 2012-2016, A Civil Society Strategic PlanFirst, 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.