LINKS Community News

15 Nov 2021

LINKS Webinar: LINKS Grantee Progress & Achievements

To date, LINKS has awarded 41 grants in 31 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).

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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.

Read more › LINKS Advocacy Campaign: #BeatThePressure

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.

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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.

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23 Aug 2021

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.

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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.


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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.

Read more › COVID-19, a priority for the NCD community too!

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...

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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 support@linkscommunity.org!

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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.

Read more › Second annual REPLACE report launch event

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.

Read more › New video on selecting BP devices!

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 nide@resolvetosavelives.org.

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.

Read more › Salt Awareness Week

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.

Read more › Call for healthy food procurement proposals!