Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control / Chronic Diseases / CARMEN

Charting New Directions for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Control in the Americas: A Joint NHLBI/PAHO Workshop

(National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, 13–15 October 2004)


- Agenda (PDF)

- Contact CARMEN

- Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke
- WHO CVD Page

Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke

Main Conference Page at NHLBI Website

Workshop Goal: To share experiences, identify complementarities, and propose a joint plan for a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Cardiovascular Health Promotion Initiative, by involving the CARMEN Network Members, selected programs and initiatives of the NHLBI and PAHO, and key partners.

Expected Outcomes

  • Defining the main lines for collaboration between the NHLBI and PAHO, in order to jointly support the development, implementation and evaluation of a Pan American Cardiovascular Health Promotion Initiative defined.
  • Developing a draft of a joint PAHO/NHLBI and selected partners, programs and initiatives aimed at building up technical capacity for CVD prevention and control and health promotion in Latin America and Caribbean Region.

Workshop Location: National Institutes of Health / National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI), US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Building 31, C Wing, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.