Working across sectors - NCD policy academy in Lithuania

24-26 September 2012, Birštonas, Lithuania

An international training seminar in Lithuania will equip health policy decision makers to bring prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) into policies in all relevant government sectors. The seminar will mainly focus on fiscal policy in the areas of tobacco, alcohol and nutrition. Participants will capitalize on the huge international expertise and practical experience accumulated over the years and use WHO and other international strategies as background.

Participants will hear presentations from experts and also, during workshops, analyze problems from different perspectives including epidemiology, policy, leadership, and politics. The interactive seminar will give participants a deeper understanding of the complexity of prevention and control of NCD risk factors, implementation of the main “health in all policies” philosophy, the opportunity to work on their own fiscal policy and will also facilitate networking between participants, researchers and academia.