INCAP's organizational structure has established four technical areas to prioritize and support institutional strategic aims which influence the achievement of the Central American population Food and Nutrition Security (FNS).
Each has capabilities and functions, which by interprogrammatic and interdisciplinary integration and horizontal reinforcing teamwork.
INCAP, in its lines of work gives priority to the following actions in its different technical areas:
Nutrition and micronutrients 1. Strengthening of national programs to reduce chronic malnutrition, prioritizing in the window of opportunity of the thousand days. 2. Prevention and control of public health problems associated with micronutrients. 3. Food and nutrition security initiatives at regional, national and local level.
Chronic diseases related to nutrition 1. Research on diet, cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular health at the peripheral level. 2. Training and continuing education to health professionals and research scientists. 3. Strengthening of institutions: Network of research institutions on Chronic Diseases RIIEC; Technical Commission of Chronic Diseases and Cancer CTCC.
Training and development of Human Resources in FNS 1. Academic training at different levels (master, specialty and technical). 2. Training to groups, generating innovative strategies with traditional, virtual and on the field modalities. 3. Programs of tutorial training, residency, internship and associate researchers. 4. Training and distance learning through the Education Portal of INCAP in e-learning, blended learning and directed self education. 5. Production of technical and educational material.
Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation 1. Methodologies for the evaluation, monitoring and surveillance of policies and programs aimed at reducing malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. 2. Strengthen methods and techniques for food and nutrition surveillance. 3. Support the design, implementation and analysis of studies and surveys related to food and nutrition. 4. Monitoring of food fortification programs. 5. Information systems for the monitoring of food and nutrition.