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Cardiac Rehabilitation

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

The primary responsibility of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is the scientific investigation of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases. NHLBI oversees resources and research, demonstration, prevention, education, control, and sleep disorders and training activities in these fields. The program emphasizes the prevention and control of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders, and education concerning these diseases through more rapid transfer of knowledge into the mainstream of clinical medicine and personal health practices. Inquiries related to high blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, and blood diseases, as well as any information requests associated with cardiovascular disease prevention and heart-health promotion are handled by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. CARF develops and maintains current, field-driven standards that improve the value and responsiveness of the programs and services delivered to people in need of rehabilitation and other life enhancement services; recognizes organizations that achieve accreditation through a consultative peer-review process and demonstrate their commitment to the continuous improvement of their programs and services with a focus on the needs and outcomes of the persons served; conducts accreditation research emphasizing outcomes measurement and management; provides information on common program strengths as well as areas needing improvement; and provides consultation, education, training, and publications that support organizations in achieving and maintaining accreditation of their programs and services.

Review Date: July 16, 2008

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