The Caribbean Health Research Council has developed a Health Research Agenda for the Caribbean. It defines the health priorities of CARICOM countries and comprises eight Programme Areas: Communicable Diseases, Food and Nutrition, Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, Human Resource Development, Family and Community Health Services, Strengthening Health Systems, Environmental Health and Mental Health. Objectives The Health Research Agenda was developed to: 1. Define areas for health research that should be given high priority in the Caribbean. 2. Identify critical gaps and define health research priorities that can be adapted or adopted by Caribbean countries, researchers/research institutions and funding agencies.