LINKS Community News
11 Mar 2022
Salt Awareness Week: March 14-20, 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
Webinar: Public Food Procurement Mini-Advocacy Fund Grantees
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.
Read more › Webinar: Public Food Procurement Mini-Advocacy Fund Grantees
01 Feb 2022
Heart Month: February 2022
Did you know that February is Heart Month in the United States? No matter what country you are based in, join the LINKS Community in promoting cardiovascular health. We'd like to kick off Heart Month with the following resources:
02 Dec 2021
RTSL & WHO Webinar: Third Progress Report on Global Trans Fat Elimination
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!
Read more › RTSL & WHO Webinar: Third Progress Report on Global Trans Fat Elimination
15 Nov 2021
LINKS Webinar: LINKS Grantee Progress & Achievements
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).
Read more › LINKS Webinar: LINKS Grantee Progress & Achievements
18 Oct 2021
LINKS Advocacy Campaign: #BeatThePressure
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
New blog post: Requirements for a digital information system for hypertension control
"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."
Read more › New blog post: Requirements for a digital information system for hypertension control
08 Sep 2021
LINKS Webinar: Low-sodium Salts for Longer Lives
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.
Read more › LINKS Webinar: Low-sodium Salts for Longer Lives
06 Sep 2021
LINKS Advocacy Campaign: Public Funds for Healthy Foods
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.
Read more › LINKS Advocacy Campaign: Public Funds for Healthy Foods
23 Aug 2021
Launch of WHO Guideline for The Pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension in Adults
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.
Read more › Launch of WHO Guideline for The Pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension in Adults
19 Jul 2021
Call for Healthy Public Food Procurement Policy Advocacy proposals!
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.
Read more › Call for Healthy Public Food Procurement Policy Advocacy proposals!
15 Jun 2021
LINKS Webinar: Vanguard Hypertension Programs in the United States
Register now for the LINKS webinar, "Vanguard Hypertension Programs in the United States" on June 29 at 9:30-11:0am EDT.
Read more › LINKS Webinar: Vanguard Hypertension Programs in the United States
02 Jun 2021
RTSL & WHO Webinar: Game Changing Solutions for Sodium Reduction
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.
Read more › RTSL & WHO Webinar: Game Changing Solutions for Sodium Reduction
17 May 2021
Calculating lives saved by cardiovascular health interventions
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?
Read more › Calculating lives saved by cardiovascular health interventions
21 Apr 2021
New Sodium Reduction and Updated Hypertension courses from Johns Hopkins University
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.
Read more › New Sodium Reduction and Updated Hypertension courses from Johns Hopkins University
12 Apr 2021
Call for Trans Fat Elimination Policy Advocacy proposals!
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.
Read more › Call for Trans Fat Elimination Policy Advocacy proposals!
06 Apr 2021
LINKS webinar: Quality Improvement Strategies and Successes for Hypertension Management
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.
Read more › LINKS webinar: Quality Improvement Strategies and Successes for Hypertension Management
08 Feb 2021
COVID-19, a priority for the NCD community too!
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
Call for Applications: The Emerging Authors Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease Research
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.
Read more › Call for Applications: The Emerging Authors Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease Research
16 Dec 2020
Building Resilient Populations in the Face of Covid-19
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.
Read more › Building Resilient Populations in the Face of Covid-19
10 Nov 2020
NCDA Webinar: Dismantling remaining barriers to be trans fat free by 2023
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...
Read more › NCDA Webinar: Dismantling remaining barriers to be trans fat free by 2023
16 Oct 2020
Launching a New Hypertension Control Program Implementation guide
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!
Read more › Launching a New Hypertension Control Program Implementation guide
10 Sep 2020
The 3rd cycle of LINKS one-time grants is now open!
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.
Read more › The 3rd cycle of LINKS one-time grants is now open!
08 Sep 2020
Second annual REPLACE report launch event
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
New video on selecting BP devices!
Johns Hopkins University has launched the 5th installment of their hypertension video series. You can view the other videos here.
16 Jul 2020
Launching a new Health Food Procurement Policies Guide!
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.
Read more › Launching a new Health Food Procurement Policies Guide!
09 Mar 2020
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.
19 Feb 2020
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.
Read more › New online training course for hypertension control!
10 Jan 2020
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.