Center for Promotion of Advancement in Society (CPAS) was founded in 2006 by high-caliber public health and medical scientists. CPAS operates as a nonprofit independent research organization under the auspices of the Vietnamese Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). CPAS is the acting agency of Vietnam Education Foundation Alumni Knowledge Hub (VEF Alumni Knowledge Hub) – a broad network of high-caliber Vietnamese scientists in multiple disciplines who earned advanced degrees from leading universities in the United States and other foreign countries supported by the Vietnam Education Foundation and other scholarship programs.
Center for Promotion of Advancement of Society aims to become a center of excellence in socio-medical, population health, environmental health, healthcare services research, clinical trials, health promotion, and training.
To improve the health and healthcare for Vietnamese people – especially the poor, marginalized and vulnerable population groups though leading-edge research, training, innovation, and dissemination
To design, execute, and rigorously evaluate innovative models of health promotion, healthcare delivery, clinical trials, and new intervention and treatment technologies using state-of-the-art research methods, both experimental, observational and statistical modeling
To prepare the next generation of high-caliber healthcare researchers and professionals in Vietnam and internationally through research, training, and mentoring support
Scientific excellence and integrity;
Effectiveness, efficiency, and quality;
Collaboration and teamwork;
Centered on the patient, the family, and the community;
Trust, relevance; and
Research and Intervention
CPAS is spearheading in socio-medial and population health research and interventions using a multidisciplinary approach involving the broad spectrum from public health, environmental health, epidemiology, medical and social sciences. The key foci of the CPAS research and intervention programs are on examining and addressing key emerging health problems currently faced by the Vietnamese population in conjunction with the rapid socioeconomic transformation in Vietnam. Findings from such programs provide actionable information to transform prevention and management of diseases and healthcare delivery, which enables Vietnamese people, individually and collectively, to live healthfully and with high quality of life. Research outcomes include, but are not limited to, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, obesity and malnutrition, childhood disability, maternal health, and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases.