Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
Organizations can be based within communities, but Nada India Foundation ensures that its programs are owned by the communities that they serve. Nada India Foundation relies on communities to set the agenda for programming. This is in essence, looking to women, adolescents & senior citizens as change agents.
The adverse physical, mental health, social, environmental and economic consequences of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affect all, particularly the poor and vulnerable populations. Nada India has been working on prevention of NCDs with a focus on alcohol and tobacco use at primary and secondary levels by using treatment readiness, peer based approach and capacity building of peer led rehabilitation centers.
Nada Peer education initiatives and approaches adopted as a model for promoting prevention of NCDs (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases) and education of risk factors for those considered “hard to reach,” such as young people, women and alcohol users.
Nada Peer Education Program aims to meet the need to engage patient before they accept this new identity of “patient” and promote informed choices among people effected and affected by NCD risk factors (tobacco use, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity and the harmful use of alcohol &stress).