To facilitate capacity, professional development, mentorship, and networking of EL that leads to the development and execution of global collaborative projects that help attain the WHO’s “25by25” goal.
Emerging leaders (EL) will participate in ongoing, online webinars covering fundamental topics in the field of CVD epidemiology and methodology, health system and policy research, and implementation science/knowledge translation (KT). The EL will also meet face to face to participate in an interactive think tank seminar to develop tangible projects to be implemented with a goal of reducing premature CVD death by 25% by 2025.
Each cycle of training will have an overall theme (secondary prevention, e.g.) and within each theme, ~3 streams will be developed from a variety of different but related perspectives, namely: intervention studies, health systems evaluation, and development of evidence-based policies. These themes will include topic areas related to targets/indicators that are part of the WHF’s “25by25” goal and the WHF’s Prevention Roadmap. For example, in the theme of secondary CVD prevention, three potential streams could include:
Seed funding for proposed research projects will be provided by the WHF EL program to initiate projects with the explicit expectation that EL will submit for additional external funding from local, regional, national, and international sources for larger, collaborative projects targeting “25by25”.