Venice 2009. "Reducing the Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases: Addressing the Causes of the Causes"

The Training Course was an intensive 6-day course held in Venice from 7-12 June 2009. The Course was organized by the University of Padua Medical School in co-sponsorship with the WHO (Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, Geneva, and European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice), and in collaboration with the Local Health Unit and the Veneto Region of Italy.

It explored the evidence and the frameworks used to address the burden of noncommunicable diseases through action on the social determinants of health in addition to the conventional risk factors. The overall goal was to allow participants to enhance their skills in analyzing the determinants of NCDs, working across sectors, and promoting interventions to reduce the burden of NCDs and health inequities.