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NCD Capacity Assessment and Planning Process Launch

On Monday, September 25th, the Office of Global Noncommunicable Diseases within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global Health Development | Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (GHD|EMPHNET), and the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) hosted the Noncommunicable Diseases Capacity Assessment & Planning (N-CAP) Process Launch. During this webinar, we presented the N-CAP Process, shared experiences from field implementation, introduced the N-CAP Process Facilitator and Recorder Training e-learning course, and demonstrated how to access all materials. We would like to thank all presenters and participants for their active engagement and interest in the N-CAP Process. Access the recording of this webinar here.


The N-CAP Process materials are now readily available and free to access as downloadable files here. These materials include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each activity, report templates, workshop forms, and other documents needed when implementing the N-CAP Process. A library of Discussion Guides is also available. The Discussion Guide is a tool used by facilitators to lead customized, in-depth discussions during the N-CAP Workshop. Current Discussion Guides include: Coalitions, Evidence-Informed Action, General NCD Efforts, Health Communications, Multisectoral Action, Strategic Data Collection and Analysis, and Surveillance.


The N-CAP Process Facilitator and Recorder Training Course is also accessible as a self-led, e-learning here. This course educates public health organizations, including regional public health networks and national public health institutes, about the N-CAP Process to promote the tool and trains facilitators and recorders on the activities, procedures, and best practices on how to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and conduct the N-CAP Process.


The Office of Global Noncommunicable Diseases is available to provide technical assistance for implementers. Please contact GlobalNCDs@cdc.gov for further information.

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