Ottawa charter conference aimd at ensuring that health for all is achieved by 2000. This charter applied to type 2 diabetes, which was also discussed under public health (“Ottawa Charter”). This kind of diabetes is a major concern in both industrialized countries and developing ones. The charter builds on the platform laid out at the declaration of alma-Ata, which recognized health as a human right and advocated for equality in the health of all people regardless of their backgrounds.
In the health sector, stakeholders refer to the entities that play essential roles and whose performances affect the sector. Type 2 diabetes falls under healthcare and so, it is affected by the decisions and performances of these stakeholders (“Ottawa Charter”). Main stakeholders in the healthcare sector include the government, healthcare providers, hospital governing bodies and administrators, NGOs, health insurance, and the public.
The organization recognizes that just like in overall healthcare, there are prerequisites for health (“Ottawa Charter”). The organization would therefore ensure that social justice, peace, education, shelter, food, sustainable resources, equity, and income form the foundation on which the war on type 2 diabetes is based. The approaches would include:
The organization should strive to create awareness and call to action all stakeholders such as the policymakers and the legislatures. People living with type 2 diabetes should be assisted through positive changes so that they don’t feel isolated and alone. The organization should also work closely with other advocates who are dedicated to ensure improvements in the lives of diabetes patients and amplify their efforts toward helping the patients and their families.
The non-profit organization would make necessary steps towards reduction of disparities among patients with type 2 diabetes. The patients and the general population must have access to essential information regarding the disease (“Ottawa Charter”). Opportunities and life skills which might help improve their health must be made available indiscriminately
The organization is well aware of the fact that results in health care only come when there is strong co-ordination among all the stakeholders (“Ottawa Charter”). The type 2 diabetes is an issue in health care system that must be looked into and every entity made aware of their role toward containing the diseases. The organization would help improve coordination between professional bodies in the health sector by sponsoring conference that seeks to have all stakeholders discuss type 2 diabetes.
For the above discussed approaches to succeed, the organization would have to adopt some perspectives of handling type 2 diabetes. The first thing that the organization must do is to ensure that it develops a strong public health policy, which is in line with the measures adopted towards combating type 2 diabetes (“Ottawa Charter”).
Through its available resources, the organization would create a supportive environment for the families, patients and advocates to ensure that all efforts towards the fight are recognized, motivated and possible obstacles removed. The existing human and capital resources shall be enhanced to ensure community action is strengthened and people given chance to improve on their skills, which might help promote their health.
All the possible strategies that might help ensure the right glucose level such as exercise, good diet, relaxation and avoiding harmful activities like smoking would be encouraged among populations (Thomas, 2013). The organization is in position of effecting and promoting these strategies as well as promotes all the actions which can help control and help patients of type 2 diabetes
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986). An International Conference on Health Promotion.
Thomas, M. (2013). Understanding type 2 diabetes: Fewer highs fewer lows better health. Wollombi, N.S.W: Exisle Publishing