Timeline

Adaptive Response Press Briefing

Dr. Tom Frieden and members of the Resolve to Save Lives team briefed reporters on what needs to be done now to safely reopen after COVID-19.

Urging Global Health Security Investment

We called on leaders in the US Congress to make the country—and the world—safer by increasing global health security funding for the US CDC.

Global Health Minute: Coronavirus

President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden discusses coronavirus– what we still don't know, and what we can do to improve global epidemic preparedness– as part of our new Global Health Minute video series.

COVID-19 and Chronic Diseases

We developed guidance for patients and providers on COVID-19 and chronic diseases, now available in English, Chinese, Arabic, and Thai.

The World is Not Ready for a COVID-19 Pandemic

We hosted a virtual media roundtable with President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden, who called for adequate funding for global public health emphasized the need to protect heath care workers around the world.

What You Can Do Right Now to Avoid Heart Disease

For American Heart Month, Resolve to Save Lives President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden shared steps that individuals, health care providers, and governments can take to improve heart disease prevention and treatment.

Supporting responsible coverage of coronavirus in the media

Senior Vice President Amanda McClelland joined public health specialists at the National Press Club to provide guidelines for journalists on responsible, proactive coverage of coronavirus.

Simple wins “Best in Show” at the IxDA Awards

The Simple app was recognized with the top prize by the design leaders at the Interaction 20 conference in Milan

PreventEpidemics.org Offers Updates on Novel Coronavirus

PreventEpidemics.org, which provides country-level information on epidemic preparedness, launched a hub for timely, accurate and easy-to-understand information on the virus and its global impact.

Coronavirus Shows Need for Investment in Epidemic Preparedness

President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden published on OpEd in the Washington Post calling for greater investment in global epidemic preparedness: “The world needs a massive investment to protect against the next health threat.”

Urging the food industry to stop use of deadly trans fat by 2023

We joined American Heart Association, NCD Alliance, and World Heart Federation to call on 41 of major food, fat, and oil industry players to commit to trans fat elimination by 2023.

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Call for healthy food procurement proposals!

Resolve to Save Lives and Vital Strategies are looking to partner with city, state/provincial, or national governments to develop, implement, and evaluate healthy food public procurement policies. More information here.

The good, the bad, and the ugly in global health in 2019

2019 saw both big advances and big setbacks for global health, President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden writes. Can 2020 mark the start of the healthiest decade ever?

Pass less salt and when you pass it, make it potassium salt

Would allowing salts in which some sodium has been replaced with potassium to be called “potassium salts” increase uptake in the US? President and CEO Dr. Thomas Frieden argues that it would, urging the FDA to change labelling regulations to make these heart-healthier salts more appealing to consumers.

Brazil passes best practice trans fat limits

The world’s fifth largest country announced regulations limiting the amount of artificial trans fat in the Brazilian food supply. Implementation will begin on July 1, 2021 and will culminate in a complete ban of partially hydrogenated oils effective January 1, 2023, in line with WHO’s target for global trans fat elimination. With support from our partner GHAI, the Brazilian Association of Nutrition (Asbran) built a strong coalition of advocates, engaged political decision-makers, and leveraged media to create a sense of urgency around the need for trans fat elimination.

Call for submissions:Epidemics that Didn’t Happen 2019

We’re developing a report featuring case studies from around the world that showcase how strong epidemic preparedness stopped outbreaks in 2019. Have a case we should feature? Submit a short summary here by December 20th, or learn more here.

Leveraging World Bank Funding for Epidemic Preparedness

We worked with leaders from the ministries of health, agriculture, environment, and finance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at a project management bootcamp, aligning priorities to step up epidemic preparedness and leverage funds from the World Bank's $150M REDISSE IV program.

Writing skills for CVH research

We supported Centers for Disease Control with a scientific writing workshop for early-career professionals engaged in research on cardiovascular health.