Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Health (CESCAS)
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The Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Health for South America (CESCAS) implements research studies and training programs for cardiovascular health promotion, prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases and control of their risk factors.
The Center’s goal is to create accurate knowledge that allows to close the gap between what we know today and what we can ultimately implement in the community and health services, and will inform health decision makers in order to improve the decision making process on prevention and control of these diseases. The proposed strategies aim at promoting healthy lifestyles that improve people’s health.
CESCAS is one of the 10 global excellence centers created by competition in 2009 under the scope of the United States National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), under the scope of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CESCAS is one of the three centers under the Department of Research on Chronic Diseases.