National Cholesterol Education Program
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
launched the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) in November 1985.
The goal of the NCEP is to contribute to reducing illness and death from
coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States by reducing the percent of
Americans with high blood cholesterol. Through educational efforts directed at
health professionals and the public, the NCEP aims to raise awareness and
understanding about high blood cholesterol as a risk factor for CHD and the
benefits of lowering cholesterol levels as a means of preventing CHD.
Phone numbers are available in the
Abbreviated Staff Directory.