NCD Academy

NCD academy

NCD Academy equips health care providers with high quality continuing education available anytime, anywhere, and free of charge on skills to mitigate today's leading causes of death and disability. Courses address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through an intersectional lens given shared risk factors and the tendency of NCDs to coexist.

Conferences, workshops, and other live training opportunities often involve barriers to entry, whether geographical or financial. These barriers ultimately foster inequalities in care. The pace of medical discovery is rapid and accelerating, and clinicians cannot be expected to integrate new evidence into practice without support.

NCD Academy uses eLearning technology to enable interactive patient cases and games in a fully on-demand and mobile-friendly environment. Content is developed through an interdisciplinary partnership network of advocacy organizations and medical societies led by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Watch this video to find out how NCD Academy helps fight against NCDs including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease.

NCD Academy Courses

NCD Academy:
A Call to Action

Consider this three-part mini course a needs statement for the NCD Academy program and primer for core clinical courses. Learn the driving forces behind the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and familiarize yourself with the issue of multimorbidity. Then, review strategies to strengthen primary health care systems.
Languages: English, Español, 中国人

Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke Prevention
(3.25 CME)

Review strategies to prevent an acute event through risk stratification, as well as lifestyle and pharmaceutical measures to control dyslipidemia, blood pressure, and diabetes as a cardiovascular risk factor. Lessons feature instruction, patient cases, and games.
Languages: English, Español, 中国人, Português, Italiano, Français,
한국어, Ελληνικά, Türk, 日本

Cancer Care:
Insights for PCPs

Learn common warning signs for cancer, steps to conduct a physical exam and lab workup, and strategies to coordinate effectively with an oncologist before, during, and after a patient's journey through cancer treatment. Learn through adaptive patient case scenarios and a board game.
Languages: English, Español, 中国人

Mental Health Care:
Increasing Awareness, Erasing Stigmas

Prepare yourself to identify individuals struggling with their mental health and to intervene before symptoms become acute by employing screening techniques, prescribing appropriate treatment, and engaging mental health specialists for serious cases. Lessons cover six common categories of mental health disorders.
Languages: English, Español

Diabetes Care:
Diabetes Management in Primary Care

Through detailed patient cases, understand and review in more detail the importance of diabetes management when it comes to patient care. The lessons in this course will cover how to diagnose and treat patients along the diabetes continuum.
Languages: English, 中国人, Ελληνικά

NCD Advocacy:
Catalyzing Change Against Noncommunicable Diseases

This new course focuses on advocacy and the role it plays in raising awareness of the impact that NCDs have on an individual's quality of life and their surrounding community. Lessons in this course will explore the important role that advocacy has when it comes to engaging in discussions, taking action, and effecting change not just on a community level but global as well.
Languages: English, 中国人

Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health in NCDs

Starting with defining health equity and understanding social determinants of health, lessons in this course will focus on how these social issues play a role when it comes to caring for patients. Topics discussed will range from understanding what is structural discrimination, to hearing the patient's perspective, and how to address social determinants of health.
Languages: English

Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Through interactive patient cases, learners will engage with content ranging from practical tools to prevention, diagnosis, and manage CRDs. This course will cover CRDs such as asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, bronchiectasis, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Languages: English

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