Snapshot of CARICOM NCD Frameworks

by HCC

In September 2023, the HCC mapped CARICOM NCD Frameworks including National NCD Strategic Policies and Action Plans, NCD-specific and risk factor-specific policies and action plans and national NCD coordinating mechanisms.

The presence of a framework or mechanism is measured using traffic light system with green indicating present; red indicating absent and yellow indicating under development. Where possible links to the documents are included – either to an HCC stored document or directly to the source website link. Importantly, please note that this mapping doesn’t comment on the implementation status of the framework (i.e. implemented, enforced etc.)

The mapping is updated biannually. If you have any comments, questions or updates, please do not hesitate to contact us at hcc@healthycaribbean.org.

  Present     Under Development     Absent

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Absent

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders National Mental Health Policy and Action Plan 2014 -2018

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Absent

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Anguilla National Sports Policy

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) The Anguilla NNCDC

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy

National Policy and Multisecroral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Antigua and Barbuda 2015-2020 Read more

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Implemented WHO's HPV manual

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases National Anti-Drug Plan

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) A Food and Nutrition Security Policy for Antigua and Barbuda 2012

 

Tobacco Use Tobacco Control Act 2018
Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Environmental Protection and Management Act 2019

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy The National Multi-sectoral Non-Communicable Disease Strategy and Plan of Action for the Bahamas 2017-2022

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Mental Health Bill 2022

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.)

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Environmental Health Service Act 1987

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Healthy Bahamas Coalition

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) The Ministry of Health and Wellness

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Health and Wellness Barbados: National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2020-2025

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer The National Cancer Control Plan for Barbados 2020

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders National Anti - Drug Plan 2015-2020

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) National School Nutrition Policy 2022

 

Tobacco Use Health Services (Smoking) Regulations 2017

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity National Plan of Action for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control 2014 - 2018

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) National Commission on CNCDs

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Mental Health Commission, Wellness Taskforce

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Belize National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Non- Communicable Diseases 2013-2023

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Managing Diabetes in Primary Care in Belize 2010

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Absent

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Belize National Sports Policy 2016 - 2025

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Belize NCD Commission

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) The Mental Health Department in the Ministry of Health & Wellness

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Bermuda Health Strategy 2022-2027 (NCD and Communicable disease strategy)

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Guidelines for Diabetes Care in Bermuda 2009

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Healthy School Nutrtion Policy

 

Tobacco Use Tobacco Control Act 2015

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Clean Air Act 1991

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Well Bermuda Partnership

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Absent

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Drug Prevention of Misuse Act 2020

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Absent

 

Tobacco Use Tobacco Products Control Act 2006

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) BVI National Health and Wellness Advisory Council

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Absent

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Cayman Islands Public Schools: Standards for Food Provision

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Absent

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Absent

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease HEARTS

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Exise Tax on Sugary Drinks 2015

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) National Commission on Chronic Non-Communicable Disease

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Policy and Multisectoral Plan for Grenada, 2013-2017

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) National School Nutition Policy 2015

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Non found

 

Physical Inactivity Sports for Health Program

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) The Grenada National Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Commission

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Guyana Strategic Plan for the Integrated Prevention and Control of the Chronic NonCommunicable Diseases and their Risk Factors 2013 - 2020

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Guyana Diabetes Care Project, WDF 14 -862

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Food and Nutrition Security Strategy 2011-2020

 

Tobacco Use The National Tobacco Control Act 2017

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Mental Health Unit

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy Absent

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Strategic Nutrition Plan 2013 -2018

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Absent

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non - Communicable Diseases in Jamaica 2013 - 2018

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (an adopted prevention programme created by the CDC), 2021

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders The Mental Health Act 2013

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Food and Nurtrition Security Policy 2013 and Ban of Sugary drinks in School

 

Tobacco Use The Public Health (Tobacco) Regulation 2013

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Jamaica Moves Programme

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Jamaica National Committee on Non-Communicable Diseases

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Mental Health Unit

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Policy and Plan for Non - Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control 2013-2017

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) St. Kitts and Nevis Food and Nutrition Security Policy 2019

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) The Alliance for Healh Actions (AHA)

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy None found

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Guidelines to Managing Diabetes in St. Lucia 2006

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease HEARTS 2019

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders National Mental Health Policy Draft 2017

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) School Nutrition Policy (Draft) Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan 2013

 

Tobacco Use Public Health (Tobacco) Regulation 2020

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) National Commission on Chronic Non-Communicable Disease

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2017 - 2025

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2018 - 2021

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Excise Tax 2010

 

Tobacco Use Absent

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Physical inactivity program to be implemented

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) National Health and Wellness Commission

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2015-2020

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer National Cancer Control Plan 2019-2028

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.)

 

Tobacco Use Tobacco Control Act 2013

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Absent

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Absent

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Trinidad and Tobago 2017 - 2021

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy - Clinical Guidelines 2018

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) National School Health Policy 2015

 

Tobacco Use Tobacco Regulation Act 2013

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity PSI Core Youth Movement

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Trinidad & Tobago Partners Forum for Chronic NonCommunicable Diseases

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Mental Health Unit

 

Overarching
NCD Plan or Strategy National Health Policy & Strategic Plan for the Cayman Islands 2012-2017

 

NCDs including MNSDs
Diabetes Absent

 

Cancer Absent

 

Cardiovascular Disease Absent

 

Respiratory Diseases Absent

 

Mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders Absent

 

Risk Factors
Unhealthy Diets (ie. National school nutrition policies, national nutrition policies etc.) Absent

 

Tobacco Use Tobacco Control Regulations 2017

 

Alcohol Use Absent

 

Physical Inactivity Absent

 

Air Pollution Absent

 

National Coordinating Mechanism
National NCD Commission or Equivalent (present or absent) Absent

 

Other (ie. Mental Health Commission) Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence