What is ProCor?
ProCor is a global network promoting cardiovascular health in developing countries and other low-resource settings.
ProCor uses low-cost communication technologies to provide people in clinical, community, advocacy, and policymaking settings with the information they need to promote heart health.
Founded by Dr. Bernard Lown in 1997, ProCor promotes access to cost-effective preventive strategies and non-invasive medical management of cardiac conditions.
According to the World Health Organization, "It is essential to communicate the latest and most accurate knowledge and information to front-line health professionals and the public at large in order to strengthen chronic disease prevention and control efforts."
ProCor is the only global network promoting CVD prevention in low-resource settings, and is recognized by world health leaders and--more importantly--by front-line health care providers who work in isolated or resource-constrained settings.
Where the web doesn't reach: ProCor's Global Dialogue
ProCor disseminates timely, relevant, unbiased information about affordable, effective prevention strategies, and facilitates discussion among a global community that is committed to heart health. Free daily email updates deliver the latest developments in research, policy, and community interventions to members of ProCor's email network, who also can share their insights, ideas, and experiences with colleagues around the globe. Subscribe to the Global Dialogue today.
More than 2000 people working around the world in clinical, community, research, and policy settings are part of ProCor's email network. Messages to the network are forwarded to other network, printed and saved, translated, or incorporated into presentations and curricula. It is estimated that each message ultimately reaches between 30,000-40,000 people (SatelLife 2004).
Bridging the digital divide
ProCor's online repository of CVD-prevention topics is integrated with the Global Dialogue's email content, bridging the communication gap between people lacking access to the web and people whose knowledge-sharing is primarily online.
Date Posted: 30 November 2009