This project includes a Network of 6 CDC Prevention Centers and a Coordinating Center. The overall goal is to collaborate on projects to improve cardiovascular health.
Topic area(s): Health Disparities; Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention


The mission of the Prevention Research Centers’ Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation Network (CHIRTN) is to contribute to cardiovascular health for all people through the development and implementation of a coordinated applied research and translation agenda, and through the conduct of prevention research and translation activities that promote cardiovascular health.

Project Description

This is a four-year collaborative project including investigators associated with CDC funded Prevention Research Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Colorado at Denver; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of Washington; West Virginia University, and University of Rochester (which also serves as the coordinating center). In addition to conducting literature reviews to identify gaps in current knowledge relevant to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, the Network also will conduct collaborative research projects. The Network’s first project will address perceptions of risk for CVD among a variety of disadvantaged, minority, and high-risk populations using qualitative research methods.


  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dates of funding: September 30, 2009 – September 29, 2014
  • Current Status: Disseminated

Key Contacts

Principal Investigator: Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH

Project Resources

Decide 2 Care for You Information Sheet

Decide 2 Care for You Workbook