Baltimore Region Community ProgramsTitle: Center for Minority Health Research
Description: The objectives of the Center for Minority Health Research are:
- to identify and evaluate interventions which improve the health of inner-city African-American children and youth.
- to advance the methodology for data gathering, implementation and evaluation of programs involving multiple and at times potentially competing health outcomes and inputs
- to increase the number of minority professionals involved in health services
- to influence local, state and national health policy and program implementation based upon these findings.
- "Focus on Kids", an HIV risk reduction program which was awarded the prestigious title of one of five programs identified nationally as "A program that works"
- "Project Impact", which is a community-university linked research and intervention program to reduce the risk of HIV infection among urban youth by increasing parental monitoring and communication
- "AIDS Risk Reduction among Namibian Youth", which is a collaborative effort among governmental agencies to provide a curriculum to youth in Namibia to support them in their efforts to choose futures which are free of health challenges, including HIV
- "Youth Attitudes Toward the Police", a project that collects data in order to develop a more positive relationship between police and youth
- "Youth Exposure to Violence and Distress", a violence prevention effectiveness trial for African-American adolescents and parents residing in public housing projects in Baltimore City
- "T.R.A.P. - Teen Relationship Abuse Project", a project that studies the prevalence of violence among African-American youth and is developing a culturally relevant intervention.
Community Served: Citywide; Nambia, Africa
Services Provided: Advocacy,Career development
Services Provided Other: Research to inform national healthcare policy.
Client Type Other: Policy makers, clinicians
School System Served:
Program Timeframe: Continuous