HYPERTENSION CONTROL RESOURCE LIBRARY

Sample treatment protocols, program implementation guides, monitoring tools and more

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Learn how integrating hypertension management in HIV services improved health outcomes in India.

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Sodium reduction is the single most important dietary intervention for improving heart health and saving lives in India. Learn more in this resource developed by Resolve to Save Lives.

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Learn more about how Resolve to Save Lives is working to end preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease in India.

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A qualitative study conducted by Resolve to Save Lives determined this poster to be the most impactful for encouraging patients to take their blood pressure medications daily. Forty patients from five different places said they prefer this poster because it shows someone actually taking their medication, which made clear what they needed to do.

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Playbook with step-by-step guidance for creating an effective digital tool for hypertension management and other chronic disease programs

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One-page summary of key findings from the WHO Global Hypertension Report

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World Health Organization

WHO’s first-ever report on the global burden of high blood pressure and the progress made to manage the disease

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Andrew E. Moran, ET AL.

Article from the Journal of American College of Cardiology International summarizing the progress of the first five years of the HEARTS initiative

Ashish Krishna et al.

Study estimating time spent by staff nurses on hypertension and other NCD activities in primary care facilities and time savings from the Simple app

Daniel Burka et al.

Implementer report on the Simple mobile app from BMJ Health & Care Informatics

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Fact sheet outlining the five pillars of hypertension care: simple treatment protocols; access to quality, affordable medications, team-based care and task sharing; patient-centered care; and information systems

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Treatment protocol developed by LINKS Grantee, Makarere University Joint AIDS Program

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Fujian, China

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Executive summary of Resolve to Save Lives’ toolkit to help HIV control programs incorporate a patient-centered approach to hypertension care

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A practical guide to a patient-centered approach to integrating hypertension and HIV care using differentiated service delivery

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A hypertension control package for the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)—a free, open-source health management data platform.

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Fact sheet from Resolve to Save Lives with six steps to implementing a successful national hypertension control program.

Welch Center

Short video outlining how to choose a blood pressure device

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Short video with a step-by-step guide for health care workers on how to accurately measure blood pressure

India Hypertension Control Initiative

Hypertension management training resource for health care workers

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Video sobre los monitores digitales automatizados para medir la presion arterial

Hopkins

Online training course aimed at program managers and implementers 

Pan American Health Organization

Online training course for primary care physicians, nurses and others health workers

Resolve to Save Lives

Excel spreadsheet to assist health facilities register new hypertension patients and calculate facility hypertension control rates (download)

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A guide that expands upon the WHO’s team-based care module of the HEARTS technical package, providing guidance and resources to assist in implementing team-based care for hypertension at the primary health care facility level

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A six-step guide for program managers starting up national or subnational hypertension control programs

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Example of completed spreadsheet for registering new hypertension patients and calculating facility hypertension control rates (download)

U.S. CDC

Technical package including process improvements that outpatient clinical settings can implement to improve hypertension control rates

Pan American Health Organization

Online training course available in English and Spanish

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Calculator modeling the impact of cardiovascular health interventions (including improved hypertension control) by country

Tammy M. Brady et al.

Article published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension

World Health Organization

Updated guidance on blood pressure measuring devices (2020)

Pan American Health Organization

Manual for hypertension program implementers at national and subnational levels

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in West Bengal, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Vietnam

Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Karnataka, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Nigeria

Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Bihar, India

Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Andhra Pradesh, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Sri Lanka

Li Qin et al.

Article published in the Journal of Human Hypertension in September 2021

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Checklist that can be used to survey resources in the clinic setting for a hypertension program

World Health Organization

Case studies on the implementation of HEARTS from 18 countries

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Fact sheet from Resolve to Save Lives on why validated, digital blood pressure monitors are preferred.

Marc G Jaffe et al.

Case study of Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s successful hypertension control program published in JAMA

Marc G. Jaffe et al.

Position statement from Resolve to Save Lives and the World Hypertension League published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension

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Simplified indicators adapted from the WHO HEARTS “S” module by Resolve to Save Lives

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Hypertension program monitoring visit checklist

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Video for health workers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

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Fact sheet with commons myths about hypertension

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Short video on cardiovascular disease in China  / 如何预防中国首要死因:心血管疾病(决心工程制)

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Video for health care workers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Video for health workers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

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Short video from Resolve to Save Lives

Hopkins

Video for health workers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

British and Irish Hypertension Society

Independent, peer-reviewed list from the British and Irish Hypertension Society

Hypertension Canada

List of recommended devices from Hypertension Canada

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决心工程出品

United Nations Development Programme

Guidance from the UNDP

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Suggested requirements for external validation from Resolve to Save Lives

Thomas R. Frieden et al.

Journal of Clinical Hypertension article with lessons from Resolve to Save Lives’ hypertension programs

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Recommendations for low- and middle-income country settings from Resolve to Save Lives

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Short video from Resolve to Save Lives

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Video corto de Resolve to Save Lives sobre los protocolos simplificados de tratamiento (con subtítulos en español)

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Punjab, India

Pan American Health Organization

Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Telangana, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Madhya Pradesh, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Kerala, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Maharashtra, India

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in the Philippines

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Ethiopia

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中国河南决心工程合作伙伴使用的高血压试行治疗方案

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Sample treatment protocol used by RTSL partners in Bangladesh

Journal of Clinical Hypertension

Journal of Clinical Hypertension article on lifesaving potential of hypertension control, salt reduction and trans fat elimination

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Sample treatment protocol from Resolve to Save Lives

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Sample treatment protocol from Resolve to Save Lives

World Health Organization

WHO HEARTS package tool for treatment protocol development

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Template with proposed members and terms of reference

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Fact sheet from Resolve to Save Lives with best practices for clinicians

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Poster with tips for taking blood pressure correctly from Resolve to Save Lives

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FAQs on hypertension management compiled by Resolve to Save Lives

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World Health Organization

WHO’s technical package for cardiovascular disease management in primary health care

Donald J. DiPette et al.

Commentary published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension

U.S. CDC

Annotated bibliography on hypertension control from the US CDC. Last updated in 2018.

Cardiovascular Health

Hypertension Control

Trans Fat Elimination