Make a Difference Abroad With Health Volunteers Overseas
The College is excited to announce a new opportunity for its international service-oriented members. Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) offers opportunities for highly qualified health care professionals to teach and train on short-term volunteer assignments in developing countries. While abroad, volunteers are involved in a variety of activities including: teacher training, developing or updating curricula, providing continuing education workshops, and mentoring students and residents. For more information, visit the organization's website.
ACC Continues Global Leadership in Efforts Following UN Summit on NCDs
The ACC, representing its 6,000 International Members and 22 International Chapters, has been continuously involved with the efforts after the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September 2011. The outcome of the summit was a global political declaration that can be seen here.
As a result of this political declaration, there are several efforts that are ongoing with the World Health Organization (WHO) that will ultimately shape the effectiveness of the political declaration and the future of the global fight against NCDs. The ACC is a proud partner of several organizations in this effort:
- The ACC is a partner of the NCD Alliance. This group of leading medical societies has worked to continuously advise the UN and WHO to ensure effective implementation of NCD efforts. Most recently, the ACC has officially endorsed the global effort to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by 25 percent by 2025. The College, as a member of the Global Cardiovascular Task Force, has also published a statement calling for more stringent targets in this initiative.
- The ACC has also been working in association with the Inter American Society of Cardiology and Pan American Health Organization. Through these efforts, the ACC is also proud to be a member of the Pan American Forum for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases.
If you would like to support the ACC in its effort to stem the growing pandemic of NCDs, which is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in both the developed and developing world, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.