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September 22, 2011: A special issue of ‘The Journal of Health Communication’ was launched at a side event to the UN high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases in New York on September 19. Both guest editors, Peter Anderson and Dr. Sania Nishtar, are members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Chronic Disease and Wellness where at a meeting of this body in 2010 in Dubai, the idea for this special supplement was conceived. The authors of this 205-page journal have engaged in research and dialogue throughout the globe. The issue can be downloaded here and the authors’ introduction to the series can be viewed here.