Areas of Work

Advocacy and Communications

Mobilizing technical, policy, and financing support for integrated service delivery models

The Center for Integration Science Advocacy and Communications teams work to raise awareness of the need to prioritize access to care for severe conditions that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest children and young adults, to amplify the voices of people living with these severe conditions, and to mobilize a global campaign of solidarity to address these conditions as both a moral imperative and a key to achieving universal health coverage.

As part of the Co-Secretariat for the NCDI Poverty Network, the teams leverage the work of the Center’s Research, Policy, Training, and Program teams to raise awareness and build support for national NCDI Poverty Commissions and Ministries of Health in lower-income countries as they work through all four phases of the Network’s theory of change, with particular focus on Phase 4 — building the financial and technical partnerships needed to support scale-up of PEN-Plus.

Supporting the NCDI Poverty Network Agenda and PEN-Plus Initiation and Scale-Up

The teams work closely with partners and collaborators in lower-income countries and in regional and global technical, policy, advocacy, and financing institutions in three main areas:

  1. To raise awareness among key constituencies of the urgent need to address severe noncommunicable diseases and injuries that cause more than 560,000 avoidable deaths every year among the world’s poorest children, adolescents, and young adults;
  2. To help build a global movement of solidarity and mobilize both the political will and the technical and financial resources lower-income countries need to implement proven strategies for progressive decentralization and integrated delivery of interventions to address these severe conditions, starting with PEN-Plus; and
  3. To elevate the voices and engagement of people living with severe conditions in settings of extreme poverty as leaders in advocating for policies and developing strategies to address both their needs and their aspirations.