Non-communicable Disease: Policy and Research Action
The Global Chronic Disease Action Center coordinates access to a global network of emerging health leaders who can engage in directed advocacy, social mobilization, and intervention demonstration efforts.
The public’s health in the United States and around the world has shifted in the past half-century. Today, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for approximately 70 percent of global deaths. Exacting an even greater toll, 80 percent of all NCDs happen in the world’s poorest communities. The mental and operational models to curb, control, and contain the epidemic are locked into an old paradigm.
The Arnhold Institute’s team of clinicians and policy leaders work with New York City’s largest health system and the nation’s largest health workforce training program to drive a critical shift in service of population health with a focus on the vital importance of having a local and neighborhood context. To reverse the trend of rising chronic disease, it is necessary to attack the root causes of the causes and blend systems engineering, design-thinking, data science, and epidemiology. The goal is to pioneer a shift that can be scaled across populations, health systems, and nations that maximizes outcomes for people living with chronic conditions by scalable, effective interventions and tools to impact care model systems.