Planning and evaluating population interventions to reduce noncommunicable disease risk – reconciling complexity and scientific rigour?

Public Health Res Practice. 2014;25(1):e2511402
Authors: Adrian Bauman, Don Nutbeam
“The prevention of chronic disease in populations is a complex challenge. It requires efforts to reduce the biobehavioural risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as physical inactivity, poor nutrition and smoking, and to consider the social and economic contexts in which health-compromising behaviours occur. NCD prevention programs are ‘complex public health programs’ because of their multiple intervention components, delivery in different settings and prolonged time frames. Evaluation of NCD programs is correspondingly complex.”
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