As of September 2014, EIM has established EIM Regional Centers (EIM-RC) in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australasia that provide oversight and resources for a network of EIM National Centers (EIM-NC) in their respective regions. An EIM-RC is hosted by an institution or organization, typically a university, professional association or healthcare institution, with which the EIM Global Center has established a collaborative agreement.
EIM-RCs are governed by an EIM regional advisory board that is led by an EIM regional director and made up of representatives from each EIM-NC advisory board located in that territory. The EIM-RC typically has a regional center manager, who is responsible for the daily operations of the EIM-RC.
Key functions of the EIM-RC include:
- Establishing ongoing relationships with important regional level healthcare and physical activity-related organizations.
- Training the leaders of the EIM-NCs in the region to provide specialized EIM training courses for healthcare providers and health fitness professionals in their respective countries.
- Strategically and opportunistically assisting with the expansion of the EIM Global Health Initiative into other countries within the region.
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