All for Them (AFT) is a multilevel multicomponent program that comprises three synergistic evidence-based strategies to effectively increase HPV vaccine initiation and completion among youth living in medically underserved areas.
The Smoke-Free Homes Program: Some Things are Better Outside (SFHs) is a minimally intensive program with three mailings and a single counseling telephone call, implemented in partnership with 2-1-1 social services information and referral (I&R) systems.
Cervical Cancer-Free Texas (CCFTexas) was launched in April 2011. The initiative is led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health who have experience developing and disseminating programs to prevent and control cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers.
The goal of this study (sub-contracted from the University of Texas Medical Branch) is to rigorously evaluate the middle school version of Fourth R, an effective high school dating violence prevention program.
Program evaluation of an evidence-based program, the Enhanced Integrated Treatment Program with Sexual Health in Recovery (EITP-SHIR) for gay/bi and transgender women who who use club drugs during risky sex and are at high risk for contracting or transmitting HIV
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the impact of Certified Peer Support (CPS) specialists to decrease recidivism, promote community tenure and encourage recovery of people in jail across each of the three project sites.
UTHealth joined forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign to make sure historically undercounted populations in the El Paso region were included in the 2020 census.
For Our Children is a theory-based program designed to educate parents about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and motivate them to vaccinate their adolescent children. The program features bilingual (English/Spanish) resources for parents and an innovative interactive application for healthcare providers.
The goal of this program is to train a new cadre of innovative and highly skilled researchers and practitioners, preferably from populations that are disproportionately affected by breast cancer, committed to the elimination of breast cancer disparities.
The Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC) is a network of 13 leading medical centers in 8 central states committed to improving health outcomes by serving as a resource for health data, research expertise and patient engagement.
This project aims to study the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions for criminal justice involved younger Black men who have sex with men in HIV prevention services by developing Agent-based Network Modeling methodology.
Through Project HOMES, UTHealth collaborates with multiple community partners to open and evaluate 13 recovery residences throughout Texas for persons using medication assisted treatment (MAT) as part of their recovery plan.
UTHealth leads the research arm of the Houston Collaborative for Youth in Care. This work includes developing sexual health education for youth in foster care and adults that work with them, updating iCHAMPSS, and reviewing sex-ed programs for TEKS alignment.
The purpose of this project is to lead the evaluation of multifaceted primary prevention approach encompasses both individual- and community-level strategies to prevent youth and teen dating violence in high-risk communities.
This project will establish a network of workforce development hubs across Texas in order to enhance community-based experiential training for students preparing to become Recovery Support Peer Specialists (RSPS) in high need and high demand communities along the Texas-Mexico Border.
The goal of this program is to increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through evidence-based interventions in Federally Qualified Health Centers to ultimately reduce Colorectal Cancer and related health disparities among African Americans and Hispanics.
A collaboration with three Texas 2-1-1 call centers to provide referrals, navigation, and/or financial assistance to callers needing breast cancer screening, Pap tests, colorectal cancer screening, HPV vaccination, or smoking cessation.
A cluster-randomized trial of the Supervision of Peer Workforce project, which seeks to maximize the efficacy of both peer workers and their supervisors, thereby improving outcomes for individuals receiving mental health and substance use services.
Me & You Too is a multi-level 6th grade sexual risk avoidance education curriculum designed to increase students’ healthy decision-making, goal-setting, and self-regulation skills to have healthy relationships and abstain from sexual activity and other risk behaviors.
The goal of this 3 year Fast-Track STTR is to develop and evaluate a multi-level (youth, parent, school) Internet-based teen dating violence (DV) prevention program, ‘Me & You-Tech’ (MYTech), for predominantly racial/ethnic-minority 6th--grade middle school students.
Me & You is among one of the first middle school programs to have been developed and shown to be effective in reducing dating violence perpetration for ethnic minority middle school youth and to include components from multiple levels of the socio-ecological model.
This project proposes advanced bi-directional data sharing, analytics, and modeling capacities to provide new scientific insights into interventions at the intersection of opioid use and justice contexts.
Using community-based participatory research methods, researchers at UTHealth developed iCHAMPSS, an innovative, theory- and Web-based decision support system designed to facilitate the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of adolescent sexual health evidence-based programs in schools.
The goal of this R21 study is to adapt and assess the feasibility and impact an innovative online decision support system, Native iCHAMPS, to facilitate the adoption and implementation of culturally-relevant effective sexual health education interventions in AIAN communities.
This project takes biological, behavioral, and epidemiological perspectives to investigate complex syphilis-HIV transmission dynamic processes among young Black men who have sex with men at the aim of creating effective syphilis eliminations interventions for most-at-risk population in the United States.
This project aims to guide and transform the rapidly evolving public health implementation of molecular HIV surveillance (MHS) based prevention interventions as a critical step towards HIV elimination in Chicago and Houston.
(Subcontract through University of Chicago) The goal of this project is to guide and transform the rapidly evolving public health implementation of molecular HIV surveillance (MHS) based prevention interventions as a critical step towards HIV elimination in Chicago and Houston.
The goal of Project Red Talon is to provide outreach, education, and technical assistance to disseminate Native It’s Your Game 2.0, a web-based HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention curriculum for American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 12-14 with both an online and jump drive delivery.
The UPR/MDACC Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Community Outreach Program emphasizes educating communities about cancer prevention and control. By working directly with community partners, we can address cancer health disparities through the development of research, outreach, and educational activities.
A network of over 20 youth substance use prevention coalitions across Mexico. The neighborhood based coalitions bring together diverse sectors of the community to bring about environmental and policy changes that prevent youth substance use.
A breast and cervical cancer prevention program across 31 counties in the Texas Gulf Coast. This community health worker delivered program is designed for Latinas 18 years and older and includes a class and follow-up health coach navigation calls.
SEMM-DIA is an implementation support system for Salud en Mis Manos (SEMM), an evidence-based breast and cervical education and navigation program for Latinas. SEMM-DIA includes a set of implementation strategies to facilitate program implementation and maintenance.
An up-to-date, useful, competency-based, modular workshop curriculum for providing participants with knowledge and skills to begin conducting high-quality and culturally appropriate research to improve Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) care across the cancer care Continuum.
The goal of this project is to develop a Spanish version of an epilepsy self-management decision-support system and test the efficacy of both the Spanish and English versions on epilepsy self-management in Hispanic.
This supplement project proposes to examine institutional and social network contributors to opioid use, opioid use disorder, and opioid-related harms among younger Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) with involvement in the criminal justice/corrections system.
The Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research seeks to address and, ultimately, eliminate cancer health disparities through the development of clinical, research, outreach and educational activities that benefit both institutions.
The goal of this project is to conduct a needs assessment to inform the development of curricula for youth, trainings for adults, and other possible individual- and systems-level strategies to reduce pregnancies among youth in care.
Unidas por Vida y Salud (United for Life and Health) uses evidence-based strategies to increase both uptake of breast and cervical cancer screening and repeat screening among low income, uninsured or under-insured Hispanic women in El Paso.
The objective of this formative research study is to assess mental associations, attitudes, and stereotypes towards attributes associated with contraception methods and race/ethnicity among Harris County providers who work in reproductive health settings.
This project conducts a multisite longitudinal network study to investigate the HIV/STD risk and protective behaviors associated with social networks created by venue affiliations among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ages 16-29 years.