RECOVER-E at the GACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2020


RECOVER-E at the GACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

The RECOVER-E project, a member of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) project network, participated in the GACD Annual Scientific Meeting that took place from the 10th to the 13th of November 2020. In addition to presenting overall project progress, the project also presented a session on policy engagement and mental health, led by project members Dr. Laura Shields-Zeeman and Dr. Raluca Nica. This was an interactive workshop on policy engagement drawing lessons learned from the RECOVER-E project, particularly Work Package 6 (Bridging the gap between policy and practice). It was a successful session with active participation of attendees from around the world involved in various projects covering non-communicable diseases. The workshop covered policy influencing processes, how to identify stakeholders, and how to translate a stakeholder analysis to a policy influencing plan. Many attendees were interested in staying up to date about policy influencing strategies within RECOVER-E and more broadly in mental health.