LINKS Community News
Novel Coronavirus, a priority for the NCD community too!
In the last few weeks, the novel coronavirus has become the subject of global attention and concern. Resolve to Save Lives has developed guidance for both health care providers and chronic disease patients to help minimize exposure to coronavirus while ensuring continuity of care.
For additional resources and accurate, timely updates, go to:
- Prevent Epidemics website from Resolve to Save Lives. You can subscribe to the Weekly Science Review here.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
Salt Awareness Week
Salt Awareness Week is March 9-15th and our colleagues at World Action on Salt & Health have prepared materials on the health effects of excess salt to disseminate within your networks. They have also provided guidance on the many ways in which you and your organization get involved.
If your organization is hosting an event for Salt Awareness week, please email photos or flyers to email@example.com
New online training course for hypertension control!
This week Johns Hopkins launched a free, online training course, “Fundamentals for Implementing a Hypertension Program in Resource-Constrained Settings”! This online course aims to help program managers and implementers in designing, planning, and implementing a hypertension control program.
We know that each setting is unique, and every factor involved in implementing this type of program cannot be addressed in one course. However, the course modules provide the basic knowledge necessary for successful program implementation and includes useful tips relevant to different settings and other types of personnel like physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and community-health workers.
We hope this course will help you implement and manage a successful hypertension program. You can access the course at: https://globalhypertensionathopkins.org/
Call for healthy food procurement proposals!
Resolve to Save Lives, an initative of Vital Strategies, will partner with city, state/provincial, or national governments to develop, implement, and evaluate healthy public food procurement policies.
We are looking for programs that adopt a whole-of-government approach, rather than limit the intervention to one government agency (e.g., schools), and which have the policy commitment to implement rapidly and evaluate openly.
Proposals should cover a time frame of no more than one year and will be funded up to USD $75,000. The deadline to submit an application is February 3, 2020.