The 5A model for non- communicable disease advocacy
Keywords:Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, public health
We share a comprehensive 5A model which puts in perspective a clear-cut method to approach and address non communicable disease (NCD) advocacy. We suggest that the first step towards NCD control is awareness amongst health care professionals, and acceptance of their responsibility towards public health. Once this is done, active assertion follows, and leads to action on the ground. Regular audit, however, is necessary, to ensure effective and efficient advocacy for NCD. This model should be followed in all health care settings, including primary care diabetes.
Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, public health
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