Explore the LINKS toolkit to find technical resources and guidance for implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health.
Check out our new hypertension myths and facts info sheet
Review the relevant modules of the WHO HEARTS technical package
Simplified hypertension control indicators, adapted from the WHO HEARTS “S” module indicators.
Consult related journal articles
Consider these examples of simplified hypertension protocols
Resolve to Save Lives
WHO: "Evidence-based treatment protocols" module of the HEARTS Technical Package
PAHO region including Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Argentina, Ecuador, and Trinidad & Tobago
Explore the course content and resources within CDC’s global Hypertension Management Training Curriculum
Learn more about Blood Pressure (BP) devices
Resolve to Save Lives: How to choose an automated BP monitor (recommendations for low- and middle-income settings)
Resolve to Save Lives: BP device external validation framework
The British and Irish Hypertension Society: Independent, peer-reviewed list of BP monitors
The Canadian Hypertension Society: Recommended BP devices
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension’s July, 2018 supplement, Blood Pressure Measurement: A Reappraisal for 21st Century Practice
For additional information on validated blood pressure devices, use this search engine from Stride BP.
Watch video resources on hypertension management
Resolve to Save Lives’ videos:
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health hypertension diagnosis and management videos:
Start with this fact sheet about salt reduction and FAQs from World Action on Salt Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Consult related journal articles
Review the WHO SHAKE technical package
Explore the course content and resources within CDC’s global sodium reduction toolkit
Find guidance and recommendations on salt reduction strategies:
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) within “Salt Smart Americas: A Guide for Country-Level Action” and Guide for Setting Targets and Timelines
A five-step approach for low- and middle-income countries by Shauna Downs
Use the salt reduction advocacy slide deck for future presentations (last updated July 2019)
Watch the new public service announcement “Love with Less Salt” illustrating the dangers of the high salt diet common in China.
Note: If you are interested in receiving a supply of salt reduction cards, please contact email@example.com
Elimination of artificial trans fat
Start with this fact sheet and these FAQs about artificial trans fat. Learn more about best practice policy models and the limitations of ‘fats and oils only’ policies here.
Explore the modules of the WHO REPLACE technical package and the REPLACE fact sheet.
View the TFA country score card map to track countries’ performance on a continuous basis.
Consult related journal articles and advocacy briefs
Commentary on REPLACE in the Lancet
NEW! Low burden regulations advocacy brief
NEW! Regional regulations advocacy brief
“Heart Attack Rewind,” a mass media campaign produced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that addresses the dangers of artificial trans fat and reinforces India’s commitment to trans fat elimination by 2022: English version or Hindi version
“Nutrition Policy Action to Save Lives: Trans Fat Free by 2023” the TFA side event at WHA in May 2019 hosted by NCD Alliance and Resolve to Save Lives
“NCD Trailblazer Webinar” presented by the Resolve to Save Lives, NCD Alliance, Mexico SaludHable Coalition and Heartfile. Viewers must enter the password: EliminatingTFAs to access the webinar. The slides are available here.
Country Specific Training Resources
Learn more about activities in member countries:
View the WHO India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) presentations developed for Senior Treatment Supervisors and Cardiovascular Health Officers. IHCI 2019 national workshop meeting materials
All of the links and documents in this toolkit are informational only. They are not intended nor designed as a substitute for the reasonable exercise of independent clinical judgment by practitioners, considering each patient’s needs on an individual basis. Recommendations in this toolkit apply to populations of patients. Clinical judgment is necessary to design treatment plans for individual patients.