PRO CNIC

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In 1999 the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs created the National Cardiovascular Research Centre (CNIC), which has the function of becoming an international leading reference in research on the matter.
In 2005, a group formed by some of the most important Spanish companies and the Ministry of Health signed an agreement where they undertake to fund the Centre until the year 2012. That agreement also involved the participation in Spain of the prestigious cardiologist Valentín Fuster, who lives in New York, to lead this ambitious
scientific project.
The Pro CNIC Foundation arises to channel private contribution and thus becomes a cornerstone for the innovative research model of the CNIC. A centre articulated through a Foundation, that combines the public with the private both in funding and in management.
Through its Board, the companies not only contribute funds but also participate in decision making and planning  f the Centre. Therefore, the private sector gets involved, together with the CNIC, in the fight against  ardiovascular diseases.
The Pro CNIC Foundation is an example of scientific sponsorship. A true example of collaboration between the public and private sector.

F. FCBARCELONA

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The FC Barcelona Foundation is the entity through which FC Barcelona conveys its corporate social responsibility All FC Barcelona Foundation projects are developed based according to the following premises :

• The use of sport as a fundamental pillar of the project
• The promotion of education and positive values of sport
• Children and adolescents as the prime beneficiaries
• Projecting Catalonia through FC Barcelona

Since its founding in 1994, the FC Barcelona Foundation has helped people take part in the many social, cultural and sporting activities that the Club has carried out, a reflection of an advanced society that has found in the Club and the Foundation the ideal vehicle for such activities.
As of 2010, the players and coaching staff from the professional sections of the Club also donate 0.5% of their wages to the Foundation.
The FC Barcelona Foundation, on the basis of experience in the field of sport and values, proposes a programme of action aimed at transmitting positive values to children and adolescents, which involves sporting activities as a means to promote healthy development.
This work must be consistent with the values of FC Barcelona and must prioritise the development of projects in Catalonia.

ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY

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Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending St. George’s enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically-advanced facilities of a world-class institution.
The University’s over 15,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University offers medical, and veterinary degrees in the schools of Medicineand Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business. Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

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The Ministry of Health is the sole public institution responsible for the provision of health services in Grenada,
Carriacou and Petit Martinique. It is accountable for policy formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of its services provided to the Grenadian citizens.

VISION:
An enhanced quality of life, improved health status of individuals, families and communities and maintenance of a
state of optimum wellness

MISSION:
To promote and provide health services that are appropriate, accessible, equitable, and sustainable utilizing suitably qualified and motivated staff committed to excellence and professionalism.

PHILOSOPHY:
Health is a fundamental human right which is achievable through the primary health care approach utilizing health promotion strategies delivered by trained health professionals. The Ministry of Health is divided into three programmed functional areas;

ADMINISTRATION: The top level for the formulation and implementation of policies, personnel and financial
matters, and the general management and coordination of the entire Ministry.

HOSPITALS: There are three (3) hospitals in the country namely:- General Hospital; Princess Alice Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital

Community Health Services (CHS):
The Ministry’s mission is to ensure a quality primary health care service. With that in mind they encourage persons to utilize the services provided at the community level. It takes the very friendly name “Community Health” (C.H.S.). C.H.S is fundamentally important since it takes into account medical, which include, dental, pharmacy community nursing, mental health, doctors’ clinic, environmental health/public health and health promotion.

NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

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The strategic goals cut across the Institute’s heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) research portfolio and are rooted in a desire to understand and promote health and resilience, stimulate discoveries in the causes of disease, enable the translation of discoveries from basic research into clinical practice, and foster training and mentoring of emerging scientists and physicians.
The 4 Goals are:

  • Understand Human Biology
  • Reduce Human Disease
  • Advance Translational Research
  • Develop Workforces & Resources

Overarching Objectives
The eight objectives provide an organizing framework for the NHLBI Research Priorities. The objectives reflect one or more of the strategic goals. Over the next decade, these objectives will serve as the NHLBI’s guide for moving HLBS science forward, exploring research opportunities, and making investment decisions. While these objectives are not meant to embody the NHLBI’s entire research portfolio, the strategic research priorities corresponding to the objectives will play a substantial role in helping the NHLBI to set, and periodically refine, a research agenda  and priorities for the next decade.
1. Understand normal biological function and resilience
2. Investigate newly discovered pathobiological mechanisms important to the onset and progression of HLBS diseases
3. Investigate factors that account for differences in health among populations
4. Identify factors that account for individual differences in pathobiology and in responses to treatments
5. Develop and optimize novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to prevent, treat, and cure HLBS diseases
6. Optimize clinical and implementation research to improve health and reduce disease
7. Leverage emerging opportunities in data science to open new frontiers in HLBS research
8. Further develop, diversify, and sustain a scientific workforce capable of accomplishing the NHLBI’s mission

AMPATH

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Academic health centers are uniquely situated to pursue the tri-partite mission of care, training and research, three components which are all essential for successfully addressing the short and long-term challenges of global health.
Training (nearly 1,200 Kenyan and American medical students have participated in the program and thousands of Kenyan health care providers have been trained by AMPATH) and research (AMPATH researchers have published over 450 articles and attracted over $100 million in cumulative funding for AMPATH-related research projects from NIH, Gates Foundation, and other sources) are critical components of that effort, and we are dedicated to leading with care.

This mission of care, research, and training is embraced by institutions like Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, Duke University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Providence Portland Medical Center, Purdue University, University of California-San Francisco, University of Massachusetts, University of Notre Dame, and University of Toronto who all have joined together with Indiana University as the AMPATH Consortium to partner with the Moi Hospital and University, allowing the Kenyan leaders to draw upon the resources and talents of North American academic health institutions to tackle the challenges of disease and poverty.

SESAME WORKSHOP

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Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. Sesame Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Our recipe for success is combining a curriculum that addresses children’s critical developmental needs with the sophisticated use of media and a large dose of fun. Our work promotes learning with real, measurable results, a fact borne out by numerous studies and sustained through our research-intensive process.
Beyond ABCs and 123s, our programs deliver crucial lessons about health, emotional well-being, and respect and understanding to help kids grow up healthy, happy, and at home in their world.
It began as a simple yet revolutionary idea in the United States: to teach kids through television. 40 years later, it’s grown into a worldwide educational phenomenon, reaching millions of children in more than 150 countries.
Our international programs are tailored to the unique needs of children, their country, and culture, created with local educators, advisors, and puppeteers. This often results in a fully local Sesame Street with its own name, language, curriculum, and Muppets.
Since our start on TV, we’ve become a multimedia pioneer, using everything from radio, books, and videos to the latest in interactive media and technology, efforts that are enhanced through collaborations with our colleagues at the ground-breaking research and through on-the-ground outreach efforts, we bring our lessons directly into the homes and classrooms of particularly vulnerable communities, where they have a dramatic impact in kids’ lives.
Generous support from like-minded partners — foundations, corporations, individuals, governments, and others — has been critical to our mission for more than four decades and continues to make new projects possible.

PLAZA SESAMO

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Broadcast throughout the Americas and produced locally, Plaza Sésamo production reaches millions of kids at an age when they’re most receptive to healthy influences. The long-standing show and its lovable Muppets have gained enormous trust and popularity in the region, leading to an alliance in 2006 with Dr. Valentin Fuster, director of the renowned Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Fuster is the driving force behind an ambitious campaign to promote cardiovascular health education in the developing world. Together, Sesame Workshop, Dr. Fuster, and a powerful consortium of on-the-ground partners, such as Colombian NGOs, government agencies, and Fundación Cardioinfantil, are working to make heart-healthy habits part of everyday Colombian life, starting with kids.
The lovable Muppets of Plaza Sésamo give Dr. Fuster’s message lively expression, modeling positive behaviors in ways that engage children — such as in a song about tasty fruits that feed ”big boys” and “smart princesses,” or an energizing video about fun-filled adventures. Healthy lessons such as these enliven Plaza Sésamo episodes, many drawing on Colombia’s native foods, festivals, and dance traditions, as well as a one-hour television special, featuring the First Lady of Colombia, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos. Watch a Plaza Sésamo video.
Powerful educational outreach materials reinforce the learning in schools and community centers.
Popular Plaza Sésamo Muppets appear in storybooks, posters, and (a favorite of teachers) a game that gets the whole class moving and kids’ hearts pumping. As key influencers in children’s education, the teachers in the program get training directly from cardiologists, pediatricians, and health educators.
Families take this education to heart, a fact confirmed by some astonishing research. In one study led by the Mount Sinai Medical Center, children’s scores on habits related to healthy nutrition and active lifestyle improved by 27 percent after an eight-month intervention.
The program’s impact continues to grow. Colombian government organizations are encouraging more physical activity in preschool and making low-fat, nourishing meals part of every school day. The project will be a model of children’s health education for other communities worldwide –– great news for kids developing habits that will follow them for life.

MOBILIZARTE SOCIAL

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Mobilizarte Social was founded in Bogota, Colombia, in February 2014. Mobilizarte designs and develops projects with a high social impact in areas such as health, education and culture with public and private partners. Since 2014 Mobilizarte locally manages Program SI! Colombia in representation of Dr. Valentin Fuster and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. In the Program, Mobilizarte is responsible for the complete Program in Colombia and coordinates with its International partners.