Develop the research infrastructure to promote and support research on processes, interventions, and outcomes of self-management of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases;
Expand the quality and quantity of self-management research projects using biobehavioral methods by centralizing methodological resources;
Expand the number of nurse investigators doing interdisciplinary self-management research by supporting interdisciplinary exchange and linkages;
Contribute to the scientific foundation for self-management by promotion and dissemination of systematic investigations of self-management processes, interventions, and outcomes; and
Plan for and develop sustainability of interdisciplinary self-management research programs by building active and growing partnerships inside and outside of the University of Kentucky.