Urban Population Health Toolkit: Coming Soon

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world continues to grapple with the growing tide of cardiovascular diseases – and cities play an ever more essential role in determining the health outcomes of populations.  

The Novartis Foundation and its partners pioneered a new strategy for addressing cardiovascular disease in low-income urban settings. The new strategy consists of six pillars, summarized as CARDIO – shorthand for quality of Care, Access, Policy Reform, Digital technology, Intersectoral collaboration, and Ownership.   

The CARDIO approach will be presented in the Urban Population Health Toolkit in early 2021. The toolkit will provide policy makers and global health actors with insights, best practices, evidence-based strategies, and resources to improve hypertension detection, treatment and control. 

CARDIO Approach

An introduction to the six pillars of the CARDIO approach.