Integrated Approaches to Chronic Diseases

An integrated approach to chronic disease prevention acknowledges that focusing on one risk factor at a time may not be effective for some populations.

Risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Poor diet

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan programs on integrated approaches to preventing chronic diseases. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to integrated approaches.

Data

A first step to planning a program or policy change on integrated approaches to chronic disease prevention is to understand the topic through surveillance data.

Canadian Data

Aboriginal data

Provincial/territorial data on Chronic Diseases

Alberta

Manitoba

Northwest Territories

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

International Data

New Zealand

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Pan American Health Organization

United States

World Health Organization

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

Canadian Strategies

Aboriginal Strategies

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

International Strategies

Australia

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Sweden

United States

World Health Organization

  • Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020.
  • The economics of promoting health and preventing disease An economic perspective on health promotion and chronic disease prevention. It presents the case for investing prior to the onset of illness, and highlights evidence that addressing risk factors is an efficient use of government money. Interventions to tackle behavioural risk factors are discussed, including programs to counter smoking, alcohol abuse, physical inactivity and poor nutrition (2015).
  • NCD Global monitoring framework A global monitoring framework to enable global tracking of progress in preventing and controlling major non-communicable diseases – cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes – and their key risk factors.

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

British Columbia

International Guidance

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Systematic Reviews of the Research

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