The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU) is a
joint program of the University of Washington and Group Health. This
research program seeks to further the development and application of
knowledge related to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Through
the collaborative efforts of organizations and researchers based in the
Pacific Northwest, CHRU projects are developing innovative approaches to
the evaluation of prevention and treatment efforts related to the
cardiovascular health of the public. CHRU projects enhance bridges
between medicine and public health that foster research on the
epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
The CHRU is a unit of the University of Washington,
School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. In addition
to Group Health, the CHRU maintains close ties with the Seattle-King
County Health Department’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the Seattle
Medic One Program, and the University of Washington Clinical Nutrition
Research Unit (CNRU).