WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Approaches for Non Communicable Disease Prevention
The WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention carries out research relating to population approaches to the prevention of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes mainly in the area of foods and diets. The aim of its research is to influence public health policy and practice.
Our research and other activities are designed to influence public health policy and practice as it relates to population approaches for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Most of our work has focused on cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but our work also relates to other NCDs including cancer, respiratory disease and liver disease. Our primary objective is to improve the healthiness and sustainability of diets across the globe.
The Collaborating Centre is involved in a range of different research projects relating to the development of, and involving the modelling and evaluation of, population approaches to the promotion of healthy and sustainable diets. We also have a broader interest in the implementation of initiatives aimed at preventing NCDs.
The Collaborating Centre was established in 2013. Members of the Diet, Data and Interventions group and the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems group of the Nuffield Department of Population Health are all associate members of the WHO Collaborating Centre.
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