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WHF Roadmaps provide a framework for regions and countries to develop their own Roadmaps, identifying and selecting the roadblocks and solutions relevant to their specific context and environment. Creating a Roadmap is a great way to visualise the challenges that a country may have when it comes to implementing change to improve cardiovascular health. It can become a powerful tool to identify priorities and take effective action toward a reduction of premature CVD mortality.
Roadmaps can serve as a basis for this process, and building a national Roadmap also represents an opportunity to create or update a national non-communicable disease (NCD) action plans.
WHF members, CVD advocates and other stakeholders can develop a national or regional Roadmap to identify areas where progress may be made and improve healthcare outcomes of patients.
Individual countries are best placed to manage the process of looking at their healthcare systems and related structures in relation to how to improve healthcare outcomes. We recommend that the process includes an array of stakeholders which can be governments, corporations, NGOs, health activists, academic and research institutions, health professionals, people who have been personally affected by CVD as patient or care giver – ideally led by a local co-ordinator who will manage the Roadmap process.
The main steps we recommend to follow are:
If you are interested in building a Roadmap in your country or region, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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