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GAC

GAC - Cardiovascular Advocacy Group was founded in 2017 and is an innovative movement, administered by Colabore com o Futuro and composed of non-profit patient organizations.

The group was created to act on the unattended needs of patients, such as the challenge of achieving an accurate and early diagnosis and the difficulty of access to exams and treatments. We also aim to reduce the high incidence and mortality from these diseases in Brazil. 

Therefore, we have joined NGOs that focus on supporting patients with cardiovascular diseases or patients with pathologies that have as a consequence these diseases (diabetes and some rare diseases, for example) to work together, increasing and strengthening the voice of patients. 

 

At GAC, we meet frequently to discuss challenges and work on an advocacy action plan that was created together by all members. 

Mission: 

Ensure that attention to cardiovascular diseases is a priority of Health in Brazil, improving access to treatment and quality of life of patients in the country.

Vision:

Decrease the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases by 50% in the next 10 years.

How we Work

Gac's work is divided into two main pillars, which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, below:

Objective 3.4:
By 2030, reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by one-third through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. 

 
Objective 17.17: To encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, based on the experience of the strategies for mobilizing resources of these partnerships. 
 

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Education Pillar

In the education pillar, we disseminate information about cardiovascular diseases and educate people with the aim of encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The main focus of this pillar is to prevent cardiovascular diseases. 
 

Health Pillar

In the health pillar, we work to improve patients' access to early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. 
 

PILAR ACTIONS: Awareness campaigns; Training of health teams to take messages to communities (we do this through online classes, podcast, face-to-face lectures and training of multipliers); Creation of booklets and folders for distribution in schools, communities


PILLAR ACTIONS: screening campaigns, cholesterol tests, blood glucose tests, cardiovascular risk assessment, articulation with parliamentarians, health departments and ministry of health.

GAC Participants:

Governance;

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Members:

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