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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Improving the Health of Americans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke

The UTHealth School of Public Health - Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (GCREC) at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) is assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in carrying out CDC initiatives for the Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention & Management Project.

The DSHS project's primary aim is to improve the healthcare system's ability to identify patients at risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Specifically, this includes identifying and developing tailored interventions for patient populations who have either pre-diabetesor uncontrolled hypertension, treatment, and management of patients with diabetes, heart disease, and associated risk factors. 


Dr. Maria E. Fernandez, Principal Investigator