The Oxford Health Alliance

We know that awareness of chronic epidemic disease has increased over the past few years and this is illustrated by the formation of NCDnet, an initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is working in the area of non-communicable disease, and the development of a collaboration between eight Medical Research Councils (MRC) called the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). The next logical step for OxHA is to move from awareness raising to implementing community-based research, driving policy change and developing communications.