Canberra 3T

Canberra 3T group - meets every 3rd Thursday, 530pm at Fellows Bar, University House, Australian National University

Location: Canberra, Australia
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2013


NCD Action Network is a global network of students, young professionals and concerned citizens taking action against the global injustice of chronic non-communicable diseases (580 members from more than 70 countries). If you haven't signed--up to our Network, please do so at If you are interested in tobacco control, nutrition, alcohol, mental health, physical activity, global health, chronic diseases, policy, advocacy, from whatever perspective, this is an opportunity to connect with a global network of like-minded people.
All are welcome to sign-up. Recently we have launched a global community building project called '3rd Thursdays' or '3T'. In cities around the globe on the third Thursday of each month, members get together to to generate ideas, discuss topical subjects and identify mutual opportunities for ongoing collaboration. What we learn from these meetings, acts to inform the wider global network. Here is a report from our second meeting in Sydney recently:
Last month our members hosted gatherings in eight locations around the world from Sydney and New York, to Karachi, and Dhaka. This month, there are ten locations. For more info visit

Time and date:  5.30 pm, 3rd Thursday of each month
Venue: Fellows Bar / Garden, University House Inside (unless the weather is fine/ warm).
Agenda: Meet one-another, share stories, brainstorm ideas on topical subjects, and build connections face to face in a non-pressured environment.
RSVP: Please email

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Comment by NCD Action Network Team on April 18, 2012 at 1:21

The theme for this months meeting (19/4) builds off a talk given by one of our members (and Director of YPCDN, NCD Action's parent organization) Sunny Kishore, at TEDMED last week, on why and how we should revolutionize medical and public health training to address the complexities of NCDs / global health. 

Comment by NCD Action Network Team on May 21, 2012 at 20:10
This months theme (24/5): Framing solutions to the problem / framing a vision
Questions to pose to the group:  Why are we in public health so busy promoting death to sell health, whereas industry (e.g. tobacco companies) promote health to sell death? Does the solution to making the NCD problem more sellable lie in framing our problem differently? For example, rather than framing the problem as 'NCDs are....disease 1, disease, 2....risk factor 1, risk factor 2....this many deaths, this much cost...etc', as one of doom and disaster we frame it positively by saying for example 'Imagine a world where our food systems produce an abundance of healthy, nutritious foods, that nourish rather than destroy our health. Imagine a world free from tobacco, and lung cancer, where our children can breathe the air without harm. Imagine a world where pedestrians and cyclists roam the roads and cars are relegated to the sidewalks'. What are the pros and cons to this approach?
Action: How can we begin to change the way we think and talk about NCDs - to frame the problem and solutions better? Can we begin to change the global health conversation from one of disease wars to one of mutual opportunity? If so how? 

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