Contents note: pt. I Introduction -- 1.Introduction -- pt. II Problem definition -- 2.Understanding NCDs -- 3.NCDs: Risk factors and determinants -- 4.The sociopolitical landscape of NCDs, Part I -- 5.The sociopolitical landscape of NCDs, Part II -- 6.Public health advocacy for the prevention of NCDs -- 7.Screening and surveillance -- pt. III Solution generation -- 8.Evidence for population-level approaches to the prevention of NCDs: Evaluating effectiveness and modelling -- 9.Evidence for population-level approaches to the prevention of NCDs: Economic evaluation -- 10.Developing a prevention strategy -- pt. IV Resource mobilization and implementation -- 11.Capacity building -- 12.Implementation of an NCD prevention strategy -- 13.Implementation: Beyond the health sector -- pt. V Monitoring progress -- 14.Evaluation and monitoring -- 15.Revisiting the stages of the policy cycle.Includes bibliographic references and index.Summary: This book takes readers through the policy cycle from problem definition, solution generation, capacity building, and implementation to evaluation and monitoring. The book includes a range of case studies, and practical examples of plans and projects which illustrate real-life application of theory. This book provides an overview of population-based approaches to the prevention of non-communicable diseases, reflecting the latest research in the field.