The Healthy Caribbean Coalition
2016 was an exciting year for HCC, it's members, it's partners and for everyone involved in the fight against NCDs.

Click on the calendar icons below, or scroll through the months to revisit our weekly roundups from 2016.

Thank you for you support in 2016 and lets continue our great work together in 2017.
HCC Roundup January 2016
January 1st - January 14th 2016
Featured: The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs (WHO GCM/NCD) Featuring the Belize Cancer Society and the Jamaica Cancer Society; HCC Congratulates the IAHF on their 20th Anniversary 
January 15th - January 21st 2016
Featured: National NCD Commissioners in Barbados Receive Instruments of Appointment for Another 2 Years
January 22nd - January 28th 2016
Featured: The TT NCD Alliance Hosts the HCC
January 29th - February 4th 2016
Featured: Climate Change, NCDs & SIDS plus HCC Request for Proposals for Small Grants for Civil Society to contribute to Health Systems Strengthening
HCC Roundup February 2016
February 5th - February 11th 2016
Featured: WHO Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Directors and Managers 15th-17th February 2016
February 12th - February 18th 2016
Featured: WHO/NCD Focal Points Looking Ahead to 2018; Uniting to Stop the NCD Epidemic – Time to Accelerate Action – Regional Workshop – You Can Participate
February 19th - February 25th 2016
Featured: Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH III); Civil Society Engaged in POSDEVAL Process
February 26th - March 3rd 2016
Featured: One Step Closer to a Regional Social Marketing Salt Reduction Campaign; HCC Welcomes New Trade Policy Advisor, Vincent Atkins
HCC Roundup March 2016
March 4th - March 10th 2016
Featured: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Population-wide Dietary Salt/Sodium Reduction; Call for Caribbean CSOs to endorse the PAHO/WHO Policy Statement
March 11th - March 17th 2016
Featured: HCC Call to Action on SSB Taxation in the Caribbean; UK Chancellor George Osborne Announces Sugar Tax on Soft Drinks Industry
March 18th - March 24th 2016
Featured: Greater Policy Coherence across Trade and Health Ministries needed in CARICOM; HCC Supports Australia in PP Dispute
March 25th - March 31st 2016
Featured: HCC Webinar: Thursday 7th April 11am – NCDs and Trade Policies: Challenges, Opportunities and Civil Society Advocacy in the Caribbean
HCC Roundup April 2016
April 1st - April 7th 2016
Featured: HCC Webinar: NCDs and Trade Policies: Challenges, Opportunities and Civil Society Advocacy in the Caribbean slides and recording now available
April 8th - April 14th 2016
Featured: World Hypertension Day is Fast Approaching
April 15th - April 21st 2016
Featured: HCC Brings Together Regional Civil Society Organisations to Develop 2017-2021 Strategic Plan
April 22nd - April 28th 2016
Featured: WCRF International Stomach Cancer Report Launched
April 29th - May 5th 2016 –
Featured: HCC Announces 3rd Grant for the Caribbean Civil Society Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative (C4PI)
HCC Roundup May 2016
May 6th - May 12th 2016
Featured: HCC will be at Women Deliver Conference 16-19 May; PAHO Brings Partners Together to Combat Women’s Cancers in the English Caribbean
May 13th - May 26th 2016
69th World health Assembly: NCDs One of the Three Slow Motion Disasters Facing the World;  Women Deliver 2016: Placing NCDs at the Centre of the Women and Girls Health and Development Agenda; World Hypertension Day Across the Region: March and Rally on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016; Smart Food Choices, Healthy Eating Workshop; Barbados Scenic ‘Know Your Numbers’ Bus Crawl;
HCC Roundup June 2016
June 3rd - June 9th 2016
Featured: Antigua Minister of Health Honourable Molwyn Joseph – A Caribbean NCD Champion: ‘Walking the Talk’; Jamaica Well Represented at The World Congress of Cardiology; Regional Tobacco Control Meeting in Mexico City
June 10th - June 16th 2016
Featured: 61st Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference This Week Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th June
June 17th - June 23rd 2016
Featured: CARPHA Creating a Platform for Action: Stakeholder Dialogue Improving the Healthiness of Food Environments in the Caribbean; CARPHA Evidence Brief; HCC Commends and Fully Supports Powerful Stance Taken Against Fast Food
June 24th - June 30th 2016
Featured: HCC Awards Small Grants to Strengthen Health Systems Through Civil Society Action
HCC Roundup July 2016
July 1st - July 7th 2016
Featured: Make PE Mandatory in High Schools; The SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge Award Haiti with Innovating Health International
July 8th - July 14th 2016
Featured: Trinidad & Tobago Medical Association 22nd Annual Medical Research Conference
July 15th - July 21st 2016
Featured: PAHO Supporting Regional Governments to Strengthen Fiscal and Regulatory Capacity in the Fight Against Obesity
July 22nd - July 28th 2016
Featured: HCC Launches New Brief: The Implementation of Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages by the Government of Barbados
July 29th - August 4th 2016
Featured: Trinidad and Tobago: Civil Society Rises to the NCD Challenge
HCC Roundup August 2016
August 5th - August 11th 2016
Featured: HCC and COMSEC National NCD Commission Consultation in Antigua
August 12th - August 26th 2016
Featured: ‘Don’t Be Salty!’ New National Social Marketing Campaign Challenging Children and Adults to Reduce Salt in their Diets; Bequia Salt Reduction Workshop
HCC Roundup September 2016
August 27th - September 8th 2016
Featured: Caribbean Wellness Day 2016 – Healthy Children, Healthy Environments; HCC Calls for Legislation to Ban Marketing of Fast Foods and Junk Foods in Caribbean Schools
September 9th - September 15th 2016
Featured: HCC 3rd General Assembly
September 16th - September 22nd 2016
Featured: 30th Meeting of COHSOD; NCD Alliance announce second Global NCD Alliance Forum
September 23rd - September 29th 2016
Featured: Australian Direct Aid Program Supporting Detection of Hypertension in Communities
September 30th - October 6th 2016
Featured: HCC Celebrates World Obesity Day October 11th: Ending Childhood Obesity
HCC Roundup October 2016
October 7th - October 13th 2016
Featured: GRD NNCDC Strengthening Mission October 2016
October 14th - October 20th 2016
Featured: Global Dialogue Meeting on the Role of Non-State Actors in Supporting Member States in their National Efforts to Tackle Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) as Part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
October 21st - October 27th 2016
Featured: Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB) Country Infographics; CARPHA Executive Director ‘Walking the Talk’ Exercising at Work with a Treadmill Desk
October 28th - November 3rd 2016
Featured: HCC Tobacco Control Advisor at COP7 in India; Highlights from WCC 2016; World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016; Civil Society’s Role in Efforts to Control Women’s Cancers
HCC Roundup November 2016
November 4th - November 10th 2016
Featured: World Diabetes Day 2016; GET UP, STAND UP… HCC NCD Youth Champion Kystal Boyea Writes About Living with Diabetes as World Diabetes Day Approaches; The Private Sector Stands up for Our Children – Sagicor Life Makes a Powerful Statement Against Marketing and Promotion of Junk Food in Schools
Friday November 18 2016
HCC Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day: Statement from the Directors of HCC; HCC Call to Action to develop and implement national polices to reduce the harmful use of alcohol; Statements of Support from Our Partners; Global/Regional Alcohol Related Targets (SDGs/ GAP); Resources; HCC Webinar
November 18th - November 24th 2016
Featured: HCC Open Letter To Hon. Freundel Stuart Prime Minister of Barbados, Congratulations on ‘Standing Up” to the Beverage Industry
November 25th - December 1st 2016
Featured: SickKids-Caribbean Initiative Enhancing Capacity for Care in Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders; UHC Day 12.12.16 – Act with Ambition; Toward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean Evidence from Selected Countries
HCC Roundup December 2016
December 2nd - December 8th 2016
Featured: Where are the Caribbean Graphic Health Warnings?; The Changing Tobacco Control Environment in Jamaica
December 9th - December 15th 2016
Featured: The HCC is Proud to Launch this Seminal Report on Tobacco Control Advocacy in the Caribbean
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The HCC is a regional network of Caribbean health NGOs and civil society organizations with the remit to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. Our membership presently consists of more than 50 Caribbean-based health NGOs and over 55 not-for-profit organisations and, in excess of 200 individual members based in the Caribbean and across the globe.

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