National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2019. The Convergence of Infectious Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25535.
On June 11 and June 12, 2019, the National Academies convened a workshop to explore the growing understanding of how the interplay between humans and microbes affects host physiology and causes noncommunicable diseases. Discussions included an overview of colliding epidemics, emerging research on associations between infectious and noncommunicable diseases, risks posed by chronic diseases to the development and severity of infectious diseases, and the influence of the microbiome. Workshop participants also examined the challenges and opportunities of convergence, the integration of health care delivery models and interventions, potential approaches for research, policy, and practice in the immediate-term, and potential directions for the long-term. This just-released publication from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Miriam Rabkin, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and director for health systems strategies at ICAP, presented on how the scale-up of HIV services can be leveraged to provide non-communicable disease services in health systems.