Weekly COVID-19 Science Review: April 11-17
Each week we share a snapshot of new and emerging scientific evidence related to COVID-19. This week, we examine how data can be a powerful tool for policy makers to assess how well people are adhering to public health and social measures, and make better decisions.
New: COVID-19 Playbook for Decision-Makers
We launched the COVID-19 Playbook, a resource to help decision-makers manage and adapt COVID-19 responses as they move through different phases of the response from preparedness through recovery. Our technical experts will update regularly as new guidance on COVID-19 is released.
‘Box It In’: Next Steps for Reopening Society
We released a plan with four essential actions that governments must commit to – and invest in – to re-open society safely and prevent more explosive spread of 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.
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.
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
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.
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.