LINKS Community News
11 Mar 2022
Diets that are high in sodium increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks and premature death. Reducing salt intake is an evidence-based, cost-effective strategy to improve population health and promote longer, healthier lives.
Join us in commemorating Salt Awareness Week from March 14-20, 2022, with a global call-to-action to "Shake the Salt Habit!".
11 Mar 2022
You are invited to the LINKS webinar "Public Food Procurement Mini-Advocacy Fund Grantees: Key Successes and Lessons Learned" on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 8am - 9am EDT (check your local time here). Register here to attend.
This session will feature presentations from the five recipients of our Healthy Public Food Procurement mini advocacy grant, each of whom will share lessons learned and project updates.
01 Feb 2022
02 Dec 2021
On December 7, 4:30-5:30 PM CET, WHO will launch the Third Progress Report on Global Trans Fat Elimination in a virtual high-level event. Resolve to Save Lives President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden and WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus will highlight the encouraging process towards a trans fat-free world, and countries with recent policy wins will share their experiences and good practices. We hope you can join and also share this event with others who may be interested!
15 Nov 2021
To date, LINKS has awarded 42 grants in 35 countries, and we are excited to highlight the accomplishments from 3 of our grantees in Sri Lanka, Cameroon, and Jamaica. Please join us for the next LINKS webinar, "LINKS Grantee Progress and Achievements" on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 8:00am - 9:30am EST (confirm your local time here).
18 Oct 2021
Resolve to Save Lives has partnered with the World Heart Federation, the World Hypertension League, and the NCD Alliance on #BeatThePressure, an advocacy campaign to promote the recently released WHO hypertension treatment guidelines and the rapid adoption of these guidelines in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
04 Oct 2021
"Healthcare workers are too busy to enter detailed data—but a hypertension control program needs just a few key pieces of data to improve patient care. Keep it simple."
08 Sep 2021
Please join us for the next LINKS webinar, “Low-sodium Salts for Longer Lives" presented Dr. Bruce Neal on Wednesday, September 22nd from 7:00am - 8:00am EDT. Register here.
06 Sep 2021
LINKS is conducting "Public Funds for Healthy Foods", an advocacy campaign to increase awareness about healthy public food procurement and service among LINKS community members and motivate them to advocate for their local and national policymakers to make commitments to adopt public food procurement policies at the UN Food System Summit on September 23, 2021 and the Nutrition for Growth Summit on December 7-8, 2021.
23 Aug 2021
On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the World Health Organization launched guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of hypertension in adults. We'll share a recording of the webinar launch event once available.
19 Jul 2021
Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Healthy Public Food Procurement Advocacy, aimed at organizations and programs that can promote best-practice healthy public food procurement policies in their countries by identifying and implementing effective and rapid advocacy activities with key policy makers and influencers. Proposals should be submitted in PDF form by August 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT.
15 Jun 2021
Register now for the LINKS webinar, "Vanguard Hypertension Programs in the United States" on June 29 at 9:30-11:0am EDT.
02 Jun 2021
On June 4th 2021, 4-5PM CET, Resolve to Save Lives and the World Health Organization Department of Nutrition and Food Safety hosted a webinar “Game changing solutions for sodium reduction” as part of the Food Systems Summit Dialogue: Health Talks.
17 May 2021
On World Hypertension Day, Resolve to Save Lives launched a new tool with the University of Washington to help policymakers, advocates and health experts visualize how millions more lives can be saved when countries adopt evidence-based hypertension prevention and treatment policies. The new tool models the number of lives that could be saved by the year 2040 when hypertension control and lower salt consumption goals are reached.
We encourage you to check out the calculator and map—how many lives could be saved if blood pressure were lowered where you live?
21 Apr 2021
Our colleagues at Johns Hopkins University have launched a new online course on Global Sodium Reduction Strategies which were developed as part of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative. This course is designed to help policymakers, advocates, and program managers in designing, planning, and implementing sodium reduction interventions at scale.
12 Apr 2021
Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, announced a Request for Proposals on Trans Fat Elimination Policy Advocacy, aimed at organizations and programs that can accelerate best-practice trans fat elimination policies in their countries by identifying and implementing effective and rapid advocacy activities with key policy makers and influencers. Activities can include, but are not limited to: communication campaigns, community mobilization efforts, media outreach and technical assistance for policy drafting and development.
06 Apr 2021
ICYMI: LINKS hosted a webinar on "Quality Improvement (QI) Strategies and Successes for Hypertension Management" on Tuesday April 6th at 9am EST where we were joined by our esteemed colleagues from the WHO India-supported India Hypertension Control Initiative and the National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh who will discuss the importance of QI and share the achievements of the national hypertension programs in India and Bangladesh.
08 Feb 2021
COVID-19 remains 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.
26 Jan 2021
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Emerging Authors Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease Research. The Emerging Authors Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease Research is an opportunity for early and mid-career public health trainees and practitioners from low- and middle-income countries to receive scientific writing and publication mentorship from global cardiovascular disease experts.
16 Dec 2020
Nine months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has witnessed over 1 million deaths globally and have seen cases continue to steadily rise. This document provides policy suggestions that can help prevent NCDs, given the increased vulnerability of people living with NCDs to COVID-19.
10 Nov 2020
NCD Alliance and Resolve to Save Lives invites you to a webinar on November 17, 2020 to discuss dismantling barriers to global trans fat elimination.
For more information, go to: https://ncdalliance.org/form/webinar-dismantling-r...
16 Oct 2020
We're excited to launch our new implementation guide for hypertension control programs. Take a look and let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org!
10 Sep 2020
We are now accepting one-time grant applications under two request for proposals mechanisms: 1) regular LINKS applications and 2) cardiovascular health (CVH) and COVID-19 rapid response applications.
08 Sep 2020
On September 9, 2020 at 9am EDT/ 3pm CEST, the World Health Organization will launch second annual REPLACE report on global trans fat elimination. You can register to attend the virtual event via Zoom.
27 Jul 2020
16 Jul 2020
We're excited to launch our new resource guide for Healthy Public Food Procurement Policies. The resource guide will be updated at least once a year. The policy examples provided do not reflect a comprehensive list of policies globally. To submit suggestions for additions and updates, email email@example.com.
09 Mar 2020
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.
19 Feb 2020
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.
10 Jan 2020
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.