Why accelerate your city?
You can help improve the cardiovascular health of your city’s population by adopting the CARDIO4Cities approach. By reducing incidence of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity in your city, you could reduce cardiovascular adverse events such as heart attacks and strokes. The results: better health services, health care cost savings, and sustainable improvements in the quality and length of life for people in your city.
How does it work?
Improve your population’s cardiovascular health through higher-quality care, early access to diagnosis and treatment, and reformed policies to support cardiovascular population health. Take local ownership of your CARDIO4Cities interventions for more sustainable impact.
Generate revenue by calculating Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs), gained from the improvement in cardiovascular population health. Cost-effective QALYs are health care interventions that maximize health outcomes while minimizing costs. This revenue model incentivizes governments to invest in CARDIO4Cities, as payment is based on the number of QALYs gained and directly linked to a population’s improved health outcomes.
Improve your population’s cardiovascular health through higher-quality care, early access to diagnosis and treatment, and reforming policies to support cardiovascular population health. Take local ownership of your CARDIO4Cities interventions for more sustainable impact.
City selection will be demand driven, where there is demonstrated commitment to investing in the CARDIO approach, and priority will be given to cities with high prevalence of hypertension.
The Secretariat, led by IntraHealth, provides operational oversight of the CARDIO4Cities Coalition and is the central operational hub that will coordinate support to cities in collaboration with country partners. The Steering Committee will provide oversight and strategic direction to the Coalition as well as advocate for the allocation of adequate resources for CVDs among donors and the private sector. The Technical Review Committee will be responsible for the evaluation of proposals submitted by cities to the Secretariat and make recommendations for financial and technical support.