Explore the LINKS toolkit to find technical resources and guidance for implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health.


Hypertension control

Technical package



Consider these examples of simplified hypertension protocols

Explore the course content and resources within CDC’s global Hypertension Management Training Curriculum

Learn more about Blood Pressure (BP) devices


Print and display a BP measurement checklist and our new 10 Hypertension Best Practices poster.ToolsTool

Salt reduction

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 modules of the WHO SHAKE technical package

Explore the course content and resources within CDC’s global sodium reduction toolkit

Find guidance and recommendations from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) within “Salt Smart Americas: A Guide for Country-Level Action”

Print and distribute these informational cards that describe strategies governments can use to promote salt reduction.  Note: If you are interested in receiving a supply of salt reduction cards, please contact support@linkscommunity.org

Elimination of artificial trans fat

Start with this fact sheet and these FAQs about artificial trans fat

Explore the modules of the WHO REPLACE technical package.

Consult related journal articles

Learn from countries that have successfully adopted policies to eliminate artificial trans fat


Country Specific Training Resources

Learn more about activities in member countries:



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.