Weekly News Roundup

by HCC

HCC Weekly News Roundup

July 2nd
Featured: A Belize Cancer Society (BCS) Perspective – Cancer and Covid-19; ‘The Future Talks’ COVID-19 and NCDs in The Caribbean – Webinar Recording Available; Youth Leading the Way in NCD Research – Assessing the Foodscape of Small Island Developing State: The Case of Barbados; Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Confirms Its First Chairperson COVID-19 Coronavirus: My #COVIDSTORY – Voices of PLWNCDs in the COVID-19 Era: We Want to Hear From You!; PAHO Chief Urges Caribbean to Prepare to Manage COVID-19 for Next Two Years; CARICOM Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Survey Part 2; Free Emergency Cardiac Care Webinar for Healthcare Professionals; Twin Epidemics of COVID-19 and Non-Communicable Disease; Katie Dain, CEO of NCD Alliance Speaks to BBC World News on COVID-19 Impact; Backyard Gardening 101; NCDA/WHO Virtual Event – NCDs & COVID-19: Learning Lessons, Building Back Better for the Future; Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic News: Focus on Reducing Childhood Obesity; Call for Tax Hike on Sweet Drinks; WHO Youth Focused Reports; Virtual Launch of EarthMedic and EarthNurse; Data Sharing in the Caribbean Survey; SickKids-Caribbean Initiative Annual Progress Report; Public Health Response to Ultra-Processed Food and Drinks; OAS Scholarship Opportunity; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

June 24th
Featured: Webinar – ‘The Future Talks’ COVID-19 and NCDs in The Caribbean; The NCDs in a Global Pandemic: The Approaching Waves in the Region Live on UWITV GLOBAL; Civil Society Roundtable: COVID-19 and NCDs in the Caribbean Webinar Recording; My #COVIDSTORY – Voices of PLWNCDs in the COVID-19 Era: We Want to Hear From You! COVID-19 Coronavirus: Nutrition: A Key Weapon In The Fight Against COVID-19 – Suzanne Soares-Wynter; CSO Action Team Member Consumer’s Intervention Jamaica Gets Backyard Gardening Competition Sponsor; Backyard Gardening 101; Food Systems and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Opportunity for Digital Transformation; 2,000 Drip Irrigation Systems To Be Distributed To Jamaican Farmers; Regional Governments Must Engage Farmers on COVID-19 Food Security Issues; Pandemic Impacted Health Services for NCDs; COVID-19 and the Case for Caribbean Opportunity; World Obesity Live: COVID-19, Obesity, and Inequity; One Virus, Many Consequences: A Call to Action to Stand Together and Build on Evidence to Inform Nutrition Responses; NCDA/WHO Virtual Event – NCDs & COVID-19: Learning Lessons, Building Back Better for the Future; Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic; The Lancet News: Exercise, Diet, Alcohol: New Guidelines Detail Best Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk; Sugary Drink Tax Models Show Health Gains, Cost Reductions, but Vary by Tax Design; Obesity in Over-50s Linked to Much Greater Risk of Dementia; Oman to Levy 50 per Cent Tax on Sweetened Beverages; OAS Scholarship Opportunity; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

June 20th
Featured: Webinar – ‘The Future Talks’ COVID-19 and NCDs in The Caribbean; Caribbean Civil Society Demonstrating Leadership and Innovation in the COVID-19 NCD Response; Youth Leading the Way in NCD Research; My #COVIDSTORY – Voices of PLWNCDs in the COVID-19 Era: We Want to Hear From You! COVID-19 Coronavirus: Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Plays Its Part in Support People Living With NCDs During COVID-19; Fresh Produce Delivered To Vulnerable Families in St. Lucia; World Obesity Live: COVID-19, Obesity, and Inequity; One Virus, Many Consequences: A Call to Action to Stand Together and Build on Evidence to Inform Nutrition Responses; NCDA/WHO Virtual Event – NCDs & COVID-19: Learning Lessons, Building Back Better for the Future; Obesity and COVID-19: The Role of the Food Industry; We Need to Act Now to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Our Efforts to Control the Pandemic; Reomagining Food Systems Webinar; Backyard Gardening 101; Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic; The Lancet News: Following a Variety of Healthy Eating Patterns Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk; Shining Light on a Malignant Lung Cancer; People With Diabetes at Higher Risk of Bone Fractures; OAS Scholarship Opportunity; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

June 11th
Featured: Webinar – Civil Society Roundtable: COVID-19 and NCDs in the Caribbean; PAHO Presentation – Rapid Assessment of Service Delivery for NCDs During COVID-19 Pandemic; My #COVIDSTORY – Voices of PLWNCDs in the COVID-19 Era: We Want to Hear From You! COVID-19 Coronavirus: COVID-19 Spotlights Jamaica’s NCD Problem; CARICOM Countries Need More Agricultural Synergies; NCD Alliance Map of Examples of Unhealthy Commodity Industry Responses to COVID-19; UN Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition; WHO Webinar Series: NCD Voices in the Decade of Action – The Value of Linking COVID-19 and NCDs to ‘Build Back Better.’; WHO Webinar Series: Civil Society Working Group on NCDs – Mobilizing Youth for NCD Prevention and Control during the COVID Pandemic; Reimagining Food Systems; COVID-19 in the Caribbean: Daily Surveillance Reports; The Lancet News: PAHO Webinar: Alcohol Labeling: What Do We Know And What Can We Do?; The Food Systems Dashboard; For Cancer Prevention, Limit Alcohol Consumption; Food Safety Is Everybody’s Business; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; American Cancer Society Updates Diet and Physical Activity Guideline for Cancer Prevention; Childhood Obesity: Research Backs Case for Stricter Advertising Regulations; OAS Scholarship Opportunity Our Work: Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

June 4th
Featured: COVID-19 Significantly Impacts Health Services for Noncommunicable Diseases; Statement by Katie Dain, CEO, NCD Alliance on WHO Rapid Assessment of Service Delivery for NCDs During COVID-19; EarthMedic and EarthNurse Helping the World During the Difficult Times!; Sir Trevor Hassell – Time For Paradigm Shift In Production And Consumption Of Healthy Food; My #COVIDSTORY – Voices of PLWNCDs in the COVID-19 Era: We Want to Hear From You! COVID-19 Coronavirus: COVID-19 in the Caribbean: Daily Surveillance Reports; Guyana Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) – Kitchen Garden Project Ensuring Food Security Amid COVID-19; Tobacco Use Increases COVID-19 Risk – Dr. Tufton; PAHO Director Warns of ‘Deadly’ NCDs, COVID-19 Relationship; COVID-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity, Study Finds; Without Kids in Stores to Drive Impulse Purchases, good2grow Pivots Marketing to Focus on Parents; What’s New With the ‘New Normal’; COVID Lifeline for Agriculture; House: Plans to Expand Farming, Fishing; H&L Agro Hands Over $2M in Agricultural Inputs to Help Farmers; Eating Better After covid19; The Lancet; PAHO Survey: Alcohol Use and COVID-19 News: The Food Systems Dashboard; Identifying a Human Rights–Based Approach to Obesity for States and Civil Society; Healthy People Shouldn’t Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease, Review Finds; Do Warning Labels Help People Choose Healthier Drinks?; Action on Sugar and Action on Salt Campaigners Urge Unhealthy Food Tax as Part of New Obesity Measures; Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development 2020 Evidence to Policy Fellowship Program; OAS Scholarship Opportunity; APHA Physical Activity Twitter Conference Our Work: Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

May 27th
Featured: Blog Post by Sir Trevor Hassell – COVID-19 and Food Security – The Time Is Now for a Paradigm Shift in the Way We Produce and Consume Healthy Food in the Caribbean; My #COVIDSTORY – Voices of PLWNCDs in the COVID-19 Era: We Want to Hear From You!; Caribbean CSOs Responding to COVID-19; Antigua and Barbuda Diabetes Association Inspired by Fellow CSO, Donates Healthy Food Items to Persons Living With Diabetes; Experiences of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas; Protection Meets Innovation – Innovative Ways to Protect Frontline Workers and Save PPE in the Bahamas; COVID-19 and the Diabetic Foot in the Region; Backyard Gardening With The Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 Coronavirus: Caribbean Island States Need Differentiated Treatment Due to Covid-19. Here’s Why; COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases; Smithsonian Science Education Center With Support of the World Health Organization Launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth; PAHO Survey: Alcohol Use and COVID-19; The Asymptomatic Carrier Meets the Asymptomatic Killer; The 4th World Obesity Live Webinar: Emerging Insights and Policy Implications; CARPHA and IMPACS Joint Statement: Solidarity in Action – Health and Security Working to Protect Front-line Workers in COVID-19 Response; Food Sovereignty During Covid-19 and Beyond; $1b Available for Agriculture Programme to Assist Small Farmers – Shaw; CARICOM Food Security: Missed Opportunities; Aquaculture: A Solution for Food Security; The Lancet News: World No Tobacco Day 31 May, 2020; OAS Scholarship Opportunity; Climate Change Is Fuelling Extreme Weather That Lowers Cancer Survival Rate and Threatens Prevention; Exposure to TV Alcohol Ads Linked to Drinking Behaviour; WHO Receives First-ever Donation of Insulin; Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development 2020 Evidence to Policy Fellowship Program; NCD Academy; APHA Physical Activity Twitter Conference Our Work: Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

May 19th
Featured: CARICOM Leaders Speak Out at the Seventy-third World Health Assembly #WHA73 – Highlighting NCD-COVID-19 Vulnerabilities; NCD Prevention and Treatment Is the Insurance Policy to Improve Population Health, as a Vital Basis for Health Security, and to Ensure That Such a Tragedy Never Happens Again; WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs Statement at the WHA73; Empowering CSOs to Identify and Understand Conflict of Interest in the Caribbean; Being Innovative With Backyard Gardening COVID-19 Coronavirus: OECS Report: COVID-19 and Beyond: Impact Assessments and Responses; Single Mom Affected by COVID-19 Shutdown Gets Assistance From Heart Foundation; Don’t Put Your Health on the Back Burner; Sagicor Salutes Healthcare Heroes; COVID-19 and Fibroids: Tips for Self-Care & Managing Stress; UN Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health; Promoting Healthy Movement Behaviours Among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Physical Activity for Children Under 5 Years During COVID-19: Play Your Way and Keep Moving While at Home; Free Education Series From the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute; OECS Plans Regional Virtual Marketplace; Guyana Can Aid Food Security in CARICOM; Intra-Regional Trade Key to Creating CARICOM Food Security News: 2020 Global Nutrition Report: Only Four (4) CARICOM Countries on Track; NCD Academy Lanched; Chilean Policies Effectively Tackling Obesity; School Is a Really Good Place to Tackle Childhood Obesity: Study Measures Impact of Free School Meals on Obesity Rates; Study: One Sugary Drink a Day Can Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease; WHO and International Olympic Committee Team Up to Improve Health Through Sport; APHA Physical Activity Twitter Conference; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work: Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

May 12th
Featured: Health Ministry Encourages Jamaicans to Engage in Physical Activity; Backyard Gardening Initiative COVID-19 Coronavirus: Parliamentary Front Against Hunger of Latin America and the Caribbean; Caribbean Development Bank Resilience Series; Webinar Recordings;Enabling Agricultural Investment in the Caribbean for an Effective Response and Post-COVID-19 Recovery; COVID-19: A Wake Up Call for Regional Food & Nutrition Security; Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in the COVID-19 Response; Obesity Could Shift Severe COVID-19 Disease to Younger Ages; Help The NCD Alliance Map Unhealthy Commodity Industries’ Responses to COVID-19; Taking Critical Action on NCDs During the COVID-19 Response and Beyond; Food Security and COVID-19; Joint Statement on COVID-19 Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition; COVID19 Highlights Gaps in TT’s Food Security; Member States to Boost Food Production to Lessen COVID-19 Impact; St Vincent And The Grenadines Launches “Love Box” Initiative; Healthy Hampers for People Living With NCDs; Global Survey on Youth and COVID-19 News 2020 Global Nutrition Report; Seventy-third World Health Assembly #WHA73; WHO 3rd Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge 2020: JOIN VIRTUALLY; Association Between Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Soft Drink Consumption in Adults in Mexico; 7 Places Where Soda Taxes Are Working; Alcohol Minimum Unit Price Reduces Harm in the Northern Territory; Limit Red and Processed Meat; Food Advertising to Children in New Zealand; Labels on Alcohol Bottles Increase Awareness of Drinking Harms, Guidelines; Teen Obesity, Diabetes or High Blood Pressure May Lead to Prematurely Aged Arteries; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

May 6th
Featured: The Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition to Provide Healthy Hampers for People Living With NCDs; Backyard Gardening Initiative COVID-19 Coronavirus: Jamaica Responds To COVID-19 By Ramping Up Healthy Food Consumption; Help The NCD Alliance Map Unhealthy Commodity Industries’ Responses to COVID-19; Impacts of COVID-19 on People Living With NCDs; Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI St. Augustine Virtual Symposium: The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Systems; Carpha: Get Vaccinated for Flu, Measles; Health Groups Calls for Continued Access to HIV Treatment and Care During COVID; COVID 19: A Multifactorial Disease; Don’t Use Anti-Malaria Drug to Treat COVID-19, Experts Advise; UWI Collaborates With WHO in COVID-19 Global Mega-Trial – SOLIDARITY; COVID-19 Pandemic and the Caribbean: Navigating Uncharted Waters; Should You Get Infected: “Give Yourself a Fighting Chance” News How Does Sugar Affect Depression?; First Study of Multicancer Blood Test to Screen for Cancer Guide Intervention; Reduced Obesity for Weighted-Vest Wearers; Heart Disease More Likely for Adults With Dysfunctional Childhoods; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

April 28th
Featured: Caribbean CSOs Responding to COVID-19 – Showcasing The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados; HCC Student Intern Explores the Barriers to Physical Education in Barbados; Coronavirus Has Been an Unpleasant Wake Up Call of More Than One Sort – Video and Related Article Featuring Dr C. James Hospedales; Backyard Gardening Initiatives in our Region – Every Seed Counts! COVID-19 Coronavirus: Consumption of Healthy Foods Still Key During Pandemic; Kids Daily Workout; How Can Obesity Affect Your COVID-19 Coronavirus Risk? Here Are Some Possibilities; Do You or a Family Member Have Diabetes, Hypertension or Cardiovascular Disease?; Say No to Alcohol for Now! 4 Myths About Alcohol and COVID-19; Should You Diet Amid COVID-19 Outbreak?; Caribbean COVID19 Food Security & Livelihoods Survey 2020; The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN): COVID-19 Survey; Risk of Death From COVID-19 Four Times Greater for Those With Diabetes; Healthy Food: The Unexpected Medicine for COVID-19 and National Security; In Sickest COVID-19 Patients, Underlying Conditions Are Common, Large Study Finds; Penn State Nutritionist Shares Tips for Feeding Kids While Stuck at Home News GHAI Launches Healthy Food Policy Advocacy Fund; Obesity Is Greatest Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Irrespective of Genetics; Juice Labels ‘Blur the Distinction’ Between Drinks Recommended for Children & Those With Added Sugar; The High Cost of a Poor Diet; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

April 21st
Featured: Youth Leading the Way in NCD Research COVID-19 Coronavirus: Consumption of Healthy Foods Still Key During Pandemic; People Living With Diabetes Share Their Stories During COVID-19; Do You or a Family Member Have Diabetes, Hypertension or Cardiovascular Disease?; The ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Socio-Economic Implications of COVID-19 on the Caribbean; The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN): COVID-19 Survey; Backyard Gardening Initiatives in our Region – Every Seed Counts! ; World Obesity Federation Webinars; How Health Disparities Are Shaping the Impact of COVID-19; COVID-19: Eating Well, Controlling Diabetes and Blood Pressure Important; Czar Expects Increase in COVID-19 Cases From Elderly, NCD Population; Senior IMF Official Warns C’bean Faces Another ‘Lost Decade’ Due to COVID-19; Economic Impact of Novel Coronavirus in the Caribbean; Coronavirus Lockdown: Lessons From Hokkaido’s Second Wave of Infections; Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients News Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces Obesity Among Offspring; Added Sugar: Worse Than You Thought; Researchers Describe Possible Mechanism for Link Between Obesity and Breast Cancer; NCD Alliance Newsletter Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

April 15th
Featured: Strengthening Food and Nutrition Security in the Caribbean: A Legacy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic; Accessing Nutritious Foods – Backyard Gardening; Backyard Gardening Initiatives in our Region – Every Seed Counts! COVID-19 Coronavirus: HCC Communications Strategy; Our Caribbean Health Heroes; Caribbean Youth Encourage Peers to Get Behind COVID-19 Directives; Winning The War Against Covid-19; OECS Mobilises EC$1.2 Million to Fight COVID-19 in Eastern Caribbean; World Obesity Live: Obesity & COVID-19 Webinars; The ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Socio-Economic Implications of COVID-19 on the Caribbean; WHO/PAHO: Alcohol and COVID-19 Our Work Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications Read more….

April 6th
COVID-19 Coronavirus: HCC COVID-19 Communication Strategy; HCC Open Letter to CARICOM Heads of State and Government Calling for Urgent Action to Protect Those Living With NCDs From COVID-19; The Conference Call (Stay At Home); The Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development COVID-19 Resources; WHO #HealthyAtHome – Mental Health; WHO Releases Guidelines to Help Countries Maintain Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic; My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19; COVID-19 Will Severely Test Our Health System; NCDs Are Far Deadlier Than COVID-19; The Coronavirus and Food and Nutrition Security in the Caribbean; Food and Nutrition Tips During Self-Quarantine; Tobacco Use Worsens Coronavirus Says Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC); Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids COVID-19 Webinar; World Obesity Live – People at the Centre: Obesity, COVID-19 and the Patient Perspective; Elderly Should Take Precautions Against COVID-19; Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Older Persons: Standing In Global Solidarity News: Lake Health and Wellbeing – My Healthy Heroes Pilot Project With Fourth-Graders; Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies Work; Obesity in Mexico: The Challenging Case of Warning Labels; Causes of Childhood Obesity Worldwide Vary, Yale Paper Finds; Community on Women and NCDs Webinar; Blood Test ‘Can Check for More Than 50 Types of Cancer’; Coronavirus and Obesity: Industry Urged to Act Post-Crisis; Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications; Forthcoming EventsRead more….

March 27th
HCC Open Letter to CARICOM Heads of State and Government Calling for Urgent Action to Protect Those Living With NCDs From COVID-19 Read more….

March 24th
COVID-19 Coronavirus: 99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says; The COVID-19 Crisis and Food Systems: Addressing Threats, Creating Opportunities News: Primary School Initiative/Programme – “Preparing Them for a Healthy Future”; Hide and Seek! – Heart Foundation Wants Jamaicans to Lower Salt Intake; New Food Labelling Law Approved by Mexican Government, Opposed by Industry; Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean; Vital Strategies Healthy Food Policy Fellowship; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; Diabetes Discourse; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Our Publications; Forthcoming Events Read more….

March 17th
COVID-19 Coronavirus: HCC Statement, Information and Public Health Videos Read more….

February 28th
Featured: HCC Calls on Caricom Heads of State and Government to Take a Closer Look at Processed Food Imports as Part of an Ambitious Plan to Reduce Food Import Bill by 25% in the Next 5 Years News: Regulate Food Environment – Policy Needed to Protect Children From Unhealthy Food Marketing; Childhood Obesity Prevention Visuals; Curb Obesity With Policy; HaLT on the Move!; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Environmental Action: Clean Water Solutions in the Caribbean; Research Study; Cancer Support Services Newsletter; Mexican Activists Win Fight for Better Food Labeling; Junk Food Advertising: Who Calls for Legally Binding Treaty to End ‘Predatory Commercial Practices’; Struggling to Quit Sugar? You Might Not Be Sleeping Enough; Sugar in Australia: A Food Systems Approach; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

February 19th
Featured: HCC Receives Sharjah Award for Excellence in NCD Civil Society Action: ‘Civil Society Accountability Framework for Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies in the Caribbean’; Landmark Chilean Law Is Effective in Tackling Drivers of Obesity News: Our Views, Our Voices Barbados Training Workshop Participants Are Engaging in Advocacy; Rapid Assessment of the School Nutrition Policy Environment In Select Caribbean Countries; Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor 2020; Children Facing Uncertain Future, Experts Warn; Presentation Slides and Recording Now Available; World Heart Federation Roadmap for Heart Failure; Global Heart Goes Open Access; Together We Can Eliminate Cervical Cancer; Increase in Tobacco-Related Cancer Deaths Confirms Governments Must Act Urgently to Reduce Tobacco Use; Voices for Healthy Kids; How Ultra-Processed Food Took Over Your Shopping Basket; STRiDE Guide Jamaica – Dementia Updates; Childhood Obesity Prevention Infographics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

January 28th
Featured: Accelerating Nutrition Polices in the Caribbean: Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Children Meeting Report Published; Webinar: Exploring The Pursuit of Effective Public Health Policies Through A Trade Lens; Childhood Obesity Prevention Infographics News: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica, HCC and Seventeen Other NGO’s Commend The Government of Jamaica in and Open Letter; Free Fruit to Push Healthy Kids Diet; Lessons on Implementing Robust Restrictions of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Marketing to Children; Lifestyle Diseases ‘Take Eight Out of Ten Lives; Many Young’; Education Officers Teach Stephen Dillet Primary Students About Healthy Eating; Barbados Muslim Association Makes Donation to Ten Schools; Big Tobacco Wants Social Media Influencers to Promote Its Products – Can the Platforms Stop It?; Philadelphia Won the Soda Tax Battle. But Across the U.S., Big Soda Is Winning the War; Obesity, Second to Smoking As the Most Preventable Cause of US Deaths, Needs New Approaches; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

January 21st
Featured: Climate Change and NCDs in the Caribbean; Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day (CARD) 2019 News: Sugary Beverages Are Feeding a Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the Caribbean; Raising Mental Health Awareness in Barbados; Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Targets 5,000 Participants for RFYH 5K, 2K; Twice As Many Bajan Men as Women Use Alcohol As Their Drug of Choice; WHO: 13 Urgent Health Challenges for the Next Decade; Obesity Isn’t an Unstoppable Trend – Here’s What We Can Do Differently; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; Young Diabetes Ambassador Receives Training in South Korea; Sugar Tax Is Working: Britons’ Consumption of Sugar Has Dropped by a Teaspoon a Day Since Tax on Sweetened Drinks Was Launched; Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax; NCDs at a Glance: NCD Mortality and Risk Factor Prevalence in the Americas; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

December 14th, 2019
Featured: How Much Sugar is in Your Beverage? Sweet Beverages in the Caribbean News: HCC Our Views, Our Voices Training Workshop; Lancet Countdown 2019 Caribbean Launch Event; Whatcha Cookin’ – Colourful! Educational! Inspiring!; As Impact of Climate Crisis Worsens, Caribbean Islands See Six-Fold Increase in Number of Children Displaced by Storms, New UNICEF Report Shows; Breathalyser Test Regulation Finally Approved in Grenada; Healthy Caribbean Coalition Calls for Radical Measures to Tackle Childhood Obesity; WHO Gets New Advice on Curbing Deadly Noncommunicable Diseases; Grenada Praised for Sugar Ban in Schools; WHO Health and Climate Change Survey Report: Tracking Global Progress; Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: “Nutritional, Dietary, and Cancer Prevention Issues among African Americans”; World Cancer Research Fund International: NOURISHING Database Update; Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Reduce Heart Risks for Black Americans, Study Finds; Webinar: Commercial Determinants of Health: Definitions and Risks; Jamaica Stride Guide Holiday Edition; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

November 29th, 2019
Featured: Grenada to Ban Sodas and Sweet Snacks at Schools; HCC Open Letter to the Honourable Emmalin Pierre, Minister of Education of Grenada and to the Honourable Nikolas Steele, Minister of Health, SOcial Security and International Business of Grenada; The National Consumers League of Jamaica Joins Forces With the HCC to Call for Mandatory Front of Package Nutrition Warning Labels in the Caribbean News: HCC Fourth Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day Friday December 6, 2019; Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Report; Lancet Countdown 2019 Caribbean Launch Event; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Stakeholder Forums – Moving Towards Front of Package Nutrition Labelling in Jamaica; Jamaica Government Moving to Make Front of Package Labelling Mandatory; Heart Foundation of Jamaica Calls for Front-of-Package Labelling; Front-of-Package Labelling a Human Rights Issue – Healthy Caribbean Coalition; The Heart Foundation of Jamaica ‘What’s in Our Food’ – Front of Package Nutrition Labelling Campaign; New WHO-Led Study Says Majority of Adolescents Worldwide Are Not Sufficiently Physically Active, Putting Their Current and Future Health at Risk; ‘Nothing About Us, Without Us’: Obesity and Young People in the Caribbean; Free Diabetes Management Webinar Organised by Central Health – Grenada & St. David’s Branch – GDA; NCD Alliance Webinar: Noncommunicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings; UNICEF Report: Protecting Children’s Right to a Healthy Food Environment; WHO Launches Health Taxes Website; Sweet Spot: Norwegians Cut Sugar Intake to Lowest Level in 44 Years; ‘Global Epidemic’ of Childhood Inactivity; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

November 13th, 2019
Featured: World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2019; Diabetes Prayer Breakfast Taking Place in Barbados and Dominica in Recognition of World Diabetes Day 2019; Diabetes Discourse;  HCC Urgent Call to the Caribbean Region to Accelerate Nutrition Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Infographics and Social Media Visuals; Fourth Annual Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day; #NoSugarNovember Social Media Sensation News: Notice to Voting Members of the HCC; Urgent Call for Human Rights Guidance on Diets and Food Systems; The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) Says the Importation and Sale of E-Cigarettes in Jamaica Should Be Banned; NCD Alliance Webinar on Mental Health; Development Bank Supports Nevis’ St. James Primary School’s Organic Farming Project; The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Receives the 2019 UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in International Collaboration; Save the Date; Prostate Cancer Is a Serious Problem in the Caribbean; Newly Donated Footballs to Help Encourage Physical Activity Among Young People; STRiDE Jamaica! Newsletter; How Freaked Should I Be About the Sugar Content in Alcohol?; More Than One Million Patients Are Now Being Admitted to NHS Hospitals With Obesity-Related Illnesses; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCDs – Context and Situation Summary; Our Publications Read more….

November 5th, 2019
Featured: Sugary Drinks Ban for All Schools in the Bahamas; Notice to Voting Members of the HCC News: CARPHA and HCC Talk NCDs at Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Brown Bag Lunch Discussion; Webinar: Improving Climate Resilience: CARPHA and the OECS Regional Health Project; Saint Lucia Joins Hearts Initiative to Improve Prevention and Control of Hypertension; Barbados Ministry of Health Committed to Producing National Cancer Action Plan; St. Kitts and Nevis Agriculture Sector Continues to Push for Healthy Eating; How Supermarkets Can Help Curb Latin America’s Childhood Obesity Crisis; Agreement to Eliminate Trans-Fatty Acids From Industrial Food Production Aims to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease; Ultra-Processed Food and Drink Products in Latin America: Trends, Impact on Obesity, Policy Implications; The Heavy Burden of Obesity; New Who Report to Bolster Efforts to Tackle Leading Causes of Urban Deaths; Workplace Sugary-Drink Ban Helps Employees Cut Back; Calorie Labels Lead to Reduction in Fast Food Purchases, Study Claims; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCDs – Context and Situation Summary; Our Publications Read more….

October 18th, 2019
Featured: PAHO Director Makes Unambiguous Call for Front-of-Package Nutrition Warning Labels and Healthy Nutrition Policies in the Caribbean; 1st Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; NCD Child and HCC Mini-Workshop at the Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Reflections from Youth Attendee – Danielle Walwyn News: HCC Youth Technical Advisor Pierre Cooke Jr., Heads to One Young World Summit 2019 in the UK; Multisectoral Workshop for WHO FCTC Parties in the Caribbean Region to Promote the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products; UNICEF: The State of the World’s Children 2019; Special Envoy For Women And Children And The Belize Cancer Society Unveil 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer; Support Breast Cancer Awareness With These Regional Events; Study Explores Why Caribbean Adults Have Higher Hypertension Rates; 24-Hour Helpline For Children With Mental Health Issues; The Trinidad and Tobago Heart Foundation Heart and Sole 5K for World Heart Day; St Kitts & Nevis Government Holds Activities to Increase Public Awareness of Mental Health; CCHSRD Newsletter “Better Health Systems…Healthier Lives”; World Food Day Message The Hon. Indar Weir, M.P.; Minister of Agriculture Brings Attention to Living a Healthy Lifestyle for World Food Day; Singapore to Become First Country to Ban Advertising for High-Sugar Drinks; Tax and Ban Unhealthy Foods Say UK Top Doctor; NHS Boss Condemns English Cricket’s Sponsorship Deal With KP Snacks; Severe Obesity Among Children Aged 10 to 11 at Record High; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; Cancer Support Services Newsletter; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; NCDs – Context and Situation Summary; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

October 5th, 2019
Featured: HCC Issues an Urgent Call to the Caribbean Region to Accelerate Nutrition Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Presents to CARICOM Ministers of Health News: HCC is Pleased to Announce Our Youth Technical Advisor Pierre Cooke Jnr.; Caribbean Among the Most Affected by Childhood Obesity in the World – The Time to Act Is Now; Remove Sugary Drinks from Schools in Barbados! ; Caribbean Moves at the 74th UN General Assembly; Preventing and Treating Depression in Women and Girls Worldwide; Support Breast Cancer Awareness With These Regional Events; Children & Non-Communicable Disease: Global Burden Report 2019; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

September 21st, 2019
Featured: HCC Receive UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF) Award for Civil Society Action on NCDs; UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), September 23rd, 2019; HCC Technical Brief and Eight Advocacy Priorities; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; The UN Climate Action Summit – CARICOM NCD Advocates Take Note; NCD Alliance Open Letter to Heads of State and Government on Health for All; Walk the Talk New York: The Health for All Challenge; NCD Alliance: Waking Up and Walking the Talk on NCDs News: CARICOM Civil Society Says ENOUGH to Slow Pace on Childhood Obesity and Applauds Jamaica and Bermuda for ‘Walking the Talk’; Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) Is Urging the Ministry to Ignore Warnings From Carreras; Caribbean Wellness Day 2019; PAHO Wellness Week 2019 “Building healthy schools.”; September is World Alzheimer’s Month; Jamaica Government to Review Laws That Support Breastfeeding; Barbados School Canteens Told ‘Get Healthy’; World Bank Approves US$30.6 Million Project to Build Resilience of Public Health Systems in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States; Students for Better Health; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness Warns of Vaping Risks; Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New $160 Million Program to End the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic; Want to Live Longer? You May Want to Ditch These Drinks; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

September 2nd, 2019
Featured: ENOUGH. Global Week for Action on NCDs and UHC; HCC and HFJ at the World Heart Federation Meet and Share Forum in Paris; Lessons Learnt From Five Years of Building NCD Civil Society’s Capacity News: Stronger Together: Building Individual and Social Resilience to Cope with the Impacts of Natural Hazard Events; 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs, 2-8th September 2019; Jamaica Labs Upgraded to Analyse Sugar, Salt and Fat in Food Products; United Youth Leaders of Barbados Launches Its Annual Caribbean Youth Leadership Retreat; St Lucian Mothers Urged to Breastfeed; St Kitts-Nevis Compliant With International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes; Inducing Remission of Type 2 Diabetes in the Caribbean; Jamaica Launches Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign; St Kitts & Nevis Health Ministry To Roll Out HPV Vaccine; Strengthening School Feeding Programmes: FAO and WFP Joint Work in Latin America and the Caribbean; Tackling Malnutrition: A Human Rights Issue; Proposed Jamaica Nutrition Policy to Be Completed in Academic Year 2019/2020; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; Athletes Have Poor Teeth Despite Brushing Twice a Day, Study Finds; UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), September 23rd, 2019; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

August 20th, 2019
Featured: Citrus Cigarettes Leave a Sour Taste in the Mouth of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) News: Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Launches Free Vendor Training About Healthy Food Options for School Children; Barbados Association Of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Putting the Welfare of Barbadian Children First; HCC Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Cancer Is Now the Second Leading Cause of Death in the Caribbean; Five Overlooked Facts About Caribbean Food Security; UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), September 23rd, 2019; 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs, 2-8th September 2019; St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris Promotes 3-Key Ingredients to Lead Health Lifestyle at Launch of SKN Moves; PAHO Announces Youth Leaders Initiative to Discuss Improving Adolescent Health in Caribbean; WHO Statement Urging Governments to Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship at International Expositions; There Is No Great Salt Debate: We Should Be Consuming Less; Dental Surgeons Urge England’s Schools to Go Sugar-Free; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

August 12th, 2019
Featured: St. Kitts and Nevis Moves Launched! News: Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados (BCNF) Antenatal Educational Session Celebrating World Breast Feeding Week, 2019; NCD Alliance Annual Report 2018 Published; Everybody Eats – Obesity Prevention in Three Nations; PAHO Says The Bahamas Is a Country in Health Crisis; The Caribbean Association for Oncology and Haematology (CAOH) Launch New Website; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Fast Food Availability Linked With More Heart Attacks; Promising Blood Test Could Help to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence; Healthy Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lowered Heart Risk; The Economics of Obesity: How Cheap Processed Food Is Fuelling the Pandemic; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

August 5th, 2019
Featured: World Breastfeeding Week; A Statement on World Breastfeeding Week from the Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados; PAHO Webinar: Protect Breastfeeding in the Workplace; Belize Approves Cabinet Paper to Ban SSBs in and Around Schools Countrywide; Belize Parliamentary Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition News: CARICOM Secretary General Highlights NCDs as a Significant Threat to the Sustainability of Social Security Funding; NCDs Can Bankrupt a Country; Use of a Public Park for Physical Activity in the Caribbean: Evidence From a Mixed Methods Study in Jamaica; Barbados Type 1 Diabetes Registry Program; Time to Align: Development Cooperation for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases; The SickKids-Caribbean Initiative 2018-2019 Annual Progress Report; Get Ready for the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs!; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

July 22nd, 2019
Featured: Caribbean Foodscape Project – Understanding the Past to Enhance Healthy Eating in the Future News: Improving the School Food Environment Through Policy; Virtual Course on the Implementation of the HEARTS Technical Package in Primary Health Care; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Bermuda Health Council Launch ‘Fresh Food Fridays’; Lecturer Makes Case for National Workplace Wellness Policy; The Diabetes Association of Barbados’ Camp Pride; New Report Warns of Obesity Epidemic in the Caribbean & Latin America; Latin America’s War on Obesity Could Be Model for U.S.; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Cutting Just 300 Calories a Day Can Significantly Benefit Your Health; WHO/Europe Studies Find Baby Foods Are High in Sugar and Inappropriately Marketed for Babies; Food System Needs a Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges by the Ultra-Processed Producers; New Study Published Suggests Sugary Drink Consumption Linked With Increased Cancer Risk; LINKS Webinar: Blood Pressure Device Selection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Trans Fat Free by 2023 Report; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Webinar: Climate Change Impacts as Determinants of Health in an NCD-Burdened Caribbean; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

July 16th, 2019
Featured: Stronger Together: Building Individual and Social Resilience to Cope with the Impacts of Natural Hazard Events News: HCC President Sir Trevor Hassell Makes a Courtesy Call to the Barbados Permanent Mission to the United Nations in NYC; Barbados Successfully Advocates for Childhood Obesity Prevention on the Inter-American Education Agenda; Diet and Childhood Obesity in Small Island Developing States; Caribbean Civil Society and Researchers Working With Global Partners to Accelerate Healthy Food Policy; HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics; Latin America and the Caribbean Is Facing an Obesity Epidemic While Paradoxically the Number of People Facing Food Insecurity in the Region Continues to Rise; Cancer Support Services 8th Annual Conference; 8 Weeks Until the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs; LINKS Webinar: Blood Pressure Device Selection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; HCC Joins the National Advisory Group of the STRiDE Dementia Project; Policy Options for Tackling Diet-Related Noncommunicable Diseases; Systems Approaches to Global and National Physical Activity Plans; ECHORN/Yale-TCC Is Currently Recruiting for Its Next Cohort of Fellows (Jan 2020-June 2021); Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

July 7th 2019
Featured: HCC Secures Fifth Consecutive DAP Grant to Support the Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative (C4PI); HCC Eight UHC Advocacy Priorities – Social Media Graphics News: Dr. Joy St. John Appointed Executive Director of CARPHA; Dr C. James Hospedales Pays Tribute to the Work of Patrick Manning Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Leader of the Movement on Non-communicable Diseases; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; CARPHA Inter-Agency Technical Committee Meeting (6-Point Policy Package); Meeting of Regional Chief Medical Officers; World Bank Report Says Caribbean Nationals Spend “Excessive Out-of-Pocket” Dollars to Access Healthcare; Hopes Raised of Cervical Cancer Eradication; Lake Health and Wellbeing Newsletter; Other News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; NCD Alliance Newsletter; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Request for Expressions of Interest Consulting Firms; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

June 28th 2019
Featured: HCC Calls on Heads of CARICOM to Prioritise UHC and Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies As They Prepare for the 40th Conference of Heads in St. Lucia Next Week; HCC Hosts Webinar on Front of Package Nutrition Labels As the Caribbean Votes on the Regional Measure News: Caribbean Represented at NCD Alliance Our Views, Our Voices Training in Geneva; HCC Policy and Practice Advisor Recieves an Award at CARPHA 64th Annual Research Conference; CARPHA Director Praises PM Harris’ Intervention on Regional Health Matters; The Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development Newsletter; Caribbean Community of Practice for Health Policy and Systems Research; Growth & Jobs, NCDs Could Impact Productivity; ECHORN/Yale TCC ‘Nutrition and NCDs’ Webinar Series; T&T Heart Foundation Host Go Red for Women; Coleridge & Parry School Win Sir Clifford Husbands Agriculture Challenge; World Cancer Research Fund Continuous Update Project; San Francisco Becomes First US City to Ban E-Cigarettes; WHO Global Action Plan for Healthier Lives and Well-Being for All; New Series of Briefs from the Centre for Food Policy; ECHORN Receives the UWI Globalisation Award; World Heart Day 2019 Is Now Officially Live!; Integrating NCD Care Into Pre-Conception and Maternal Health Services Webinar Recording; Global Fibroids Campaign 2019; Other News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Join the HCC Facebook Group; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

June 16th 2019
Featured: NCD Alliance Builds Capacity to Advocate for the Elimination of Industrially Produced Transfats; Second Webinar in the Chilhood Obesity Prevention Series; Are you living with an NCD? News: CARPHA Health Research Conference – Primary Health Care: Current and Future Models for the Caribbean; The PAHO/WHO Advisory Group on Advancing the NCD Agenda in the Caribbean Meeting; Power, Progress, Change Women Deliver 2019; NCD Alliance New Policy Brief: Delivering Healthy Lives and Well-Being for Women and Girls; Regional Stakeholders Meet to Shake the Salt Habit; Bahamas Health Minister Declares War on NCDs and Signals Intention to Introduce ‘Bahamas Moves’ as Part of the ‘Caribbean Moves’ Initiative; Get Your Pap Smears Done; More Barbadian Women Diagnosed With Uterine Cancer; High Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Jamaica and Suriname Study Reveals; NCD Alliance Advocacy Institute Webinar – Communication Campaign Strategies; Annual Oscar Jordan Medical Symposium – Lecture; 3 Interventions Could Prevent 94M Early Deaths by 2040; Obesity News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Join the HCC Facebook Group; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

June 8th 2019
Featured: Antigua Gets Active Moving Towards Active Communities; Second Webinar in the Chilhood Obesity Prevention Series; Are you living with an NCD? News: Think Tank Calls for Sweets, Snacks, Sugary Drinks Plain Packaging; 83 Schools Awarded for Implementing Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives; Switch It Up, Protect Our Children; Heart Foundation of Jamaica to Keep Pressing for Sugary Drinks Tax; Tobago Men Urged to Check Prostate Health; Jamaica Health and Wellness Ministry to Implement Salt Reduction Programme; Diabetes Discourse; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; Webinar – Reaching Out to Faith Communities; Obesity News From Around the Globe; Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard; Join the HCC Facebook Group; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Call for Abstracts Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; Forthcoming Events; Our Publications Read more….

May 31st 2019
Featured: May 31, World No Tobacco Day 2019; WHO to Honour Antigua and Barbuda for Fight Against Harmful Effects of Tobacco Smoke; HCC Work in the Area of Tobacco Control; HCC Technical Brief Preparing CARICOM Countries for the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage News: More From the 72nd World Health Assembly 2019; WHA72: Achievements, Commitment, Accountability; WHO Civil Society Working Group for NCDs Meeting; Jamaican Doctor, Peter Figueroa, Recognized As Health Leader at World Health Assembly; Jamaican Government on Mission to Ensure All Have Access to Timely Healthcare; Open Letter to the Government of Barbados From the Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition; HCC Congratulates Professor T. Alafia Samuels on Her Selection as a One Health Lancet Commissioner; Switch It Up, Protect Our Children PSA; Belize Cancer Society Annual Cancer Awareness Month; PAHO Receives Award From the World Hypertension League for Its Efforts to Address Hypertension in the Americas; STRiDE Jamaica! (Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries) Newsletter; Soda Taxes Work in Cutting Consumption, US Study Find; Chocolate, Chips and Hamburgers Among ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods Linked to Early Death; Chief Medical Officer Considers Recommending Tax on Unhealthy Food in the UK; New Coalition Name!; COP Scorecard; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Fothcoming Events Read more….

May 27th 2019
Featured: HCC Publishes a Technical Brief to Prepare CARICOM Countries for the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage; The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), Launches its “Switch It Up” Mass Media Campaign; What’s Law Got to Do With It?; HCC President Elected to the Board of the NCD Alliance; Webinar: The Road to, and Beyond, the UN High Level Meetings on NCDs: The Caribbean Civil Society Perspective – Sir Trevor Hassell, HCC President News: 72nd World Health Assembly 2019 (WHA72); World Hypertension Day, 2019; Community on Women and NCDs Webinar; NCDs An Economic Burden – Dr. Tufton; Cayman Islands Cancer Registry Seeks to Tackle Stigma; Fruit Juices Are Just As Bad for You As Sugary Soda; In Landmark Case, Brazil Sues Top Tobacco Firms to Recover Public Health Costs; May 31, World No Tobacco Day 2019; Heart & Stroke Foundation President to Help Set WHO Hypertension Guidelines; These Foods Are Increasing Your Risk for Cancer – What to Eat Instead; Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain; COP Scorecard; The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Data Grant Portfolio; New Funding Opportunity from the LINKS Initiative; Please Help to Monitor the Health of Caribbean Schools; Key Messages From Our Publications; NCD Alliance Newsletter; Fothcoming Events Read more….

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