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The Hill-Bone Scales

The Hill-Bone Scales were developed with funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH); therefore, they are available for use at no cost; the scales are free.

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The Center aims to provide state-of-the-art technology-assisted interventions, integrated training and career development activities, broad dissemination and implementation of research findings, and targeted health policy initiatives.

The Center works to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities through community engagement, scientific investigation, education, and policy initiatives. It supports the education, training, and mentoring of new investigators; provides administrative and mentoring services and support to Center investigators; and disseminates findings, data, and resources.


  • Provide an infrastructure dedicated to advancing nursing science to improve the cardiovascular health of vulnerable populations
  • Foster a new generation of nursing scholars engaged in interdisciplinary/transprofessional research in the area of cardiovascular health promotion for vulnerable populations
  • Enhance the translation and dissemination of research in the area of cardiovascular health among vulnerable populations

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