The Center for Cardiovascular Risks Research (CCRR), a cross-disciplinary collaboration,
will mitigate cardiovascular diseases burden, alleviate health disparities, and address
health inequities among the rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged population of Central
Appalachia by providing multidisciplinary research, health promotion and education,
policy analysis, and risk management. The CCRR will engage in research that demonstrates
cultural competency and health literacy engendered through the adoption and implementation
of patient-centered care, patient-centered outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness
The Center for Cardiovascular Risks Research will reduce or eliminate cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors in Central Appalachia while addressing the health disparities and healthcare inequities experienced by residents of the region.
The Center for Cardiovascular Risks Research will mitigate cardiovascular diseases burden by engaging in research focused on patient-centered care, patient-centered outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness research.
1. Improve the quality of life for residents of Central Appalachia through health
promotion and education;
2. Identify and address disparities and inequities that affect adverse cardiovascular diseases outcomes and risks; and
3. Provide opportunities for inter-professional research and training.