Chronic diseases and health promotion

Stop the global epidemic of chronic disease:
A practical guide to successful advocacy

This manual is a guide and practical tool for all advocates of chronic disease prevention and control.

The manual presents a simple seven-step plan for effective advocacy, including identifying target audiences, developing key messages and selecting implementation strategies.

This manual is part of a larger WHO advocacy toolkit on preventing chronic disease, which is available free of charge while supplies last. Please contact us if interested.


Information sheets

Go to information sheets

Information on chronic disease risk factors, prevention, and economic impact.

Media features

A selection of media features that can be downloaded and used immediately.

Policy briefs

Overview of policy options available for responding to chronic disease.



Downloadable posters on the theme of chronic disease prevention.

Photo stories

Multimedia photo stories of people living with heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases.

Video & Footage

Ready-to-use short videos, as well as footage for those who want to make their own video productions.

Fact files

Some startling facts about a range of chronic diseases, presented in a multimedia format.