The vision of our centre is to conduct research and demonstration that aim to build the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and health care systems to effectively prevent and manage chronic disease.
The centre pursues its mission nationally and internationally collaborating with colleagues who are doing innovative work related to the social, behavioural, environmental and clinical aspects of chronic disease control. The centre fosters these collaborations to create new approaches to disease management and also adapts projects and programs successful in one area for use in another.
We disseminate successful interventions so they reach the largest number of people, in particular, low-income families, minorities, children, older adults and women. While no one intervention is likely to change the picture of chronic disease, the centre believes that careful research of an array of solutions for individuals, families, clinicians, and systems will evolve into what collectively can achieve optimum disease management and control.