September 2012 Blog Posts (4)

NCDs: Let’s Not Forget About Social Determinants of Health

Non communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are responsible for roughly two out of every three deaths today. Other NCDs, including mental illness, accidents, renal disease and dental disease, kill or maim millions more. The World Health Organization (WHO) is now putting the final touches on a draft Action Plan…


Added by Jeff Meer on September 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RAMP Digest — September 20, 2012

20 September 2012

Funding Opportunities



Added by Joel Ervice on September 17, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

A TENUOUS CURE: Medical respite care for the homeless

The Great Recession has moved middle class and working class into precarious living arrangements.  Some individuals are living with friends at times moving frequently, perhaps several nights a week, to another friend's or acquaintace's apartment or home. In some instances, individuals are renting a sofa from an acquaintance for eight hours sometime during the day or night to have a safe place to sleep.  We don't consider individulas with somewhat unconventional living arrangements homeless…


Added by Marisel Brown on September 15, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

UN Action Plan on Non Communicable Diseases Does Little for Children and Adolescents

During Spring and Summer of 2012, World Health Organzation (WHO) staff and interested member states have been  at work preparing a series of documents as follow up to the September 2011 High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). They have pored through hundreds of comments, position papers, speeches and technical information to create…


Added by Jeff Meer on September 11, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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