RESEARCH PROJECTS

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Department of Health and Human Services Funding Opportunity titled, Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards and in Partnership with Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at New York University; funding 2015-2018.

  1. provide feedback on Affordable Care Module that will accompany the Families Talking Together curriculum to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at New York University;
  2. implement Families Talking Together by recruiting ten community health workers (CHW) from the Rio Grande Valley area (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy Counties) in years one, two, and three with each CHW reaching 10 families yearly; and
  3. assist in the dissemination of the Families Talking Together curriculum through a training institute and activities such as briefings, among others.

 

Alcohol Use among Mexican Youth along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, (PI) Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health New York University Silver School of Social Work; funded through the National Institute and Jose G. Gonzalez LCSW, CCH, BCPC (Co-PI) for BHSST funding

The present study:

  1. Examines how specific social, contextual and familial factors influence adolescent alcohol use.
  2. Targets vulnerable/high risk U.S.-Mexico border communities.
  3. Obtains preliminary data for the long term goal of developing targeted alcohol prevention interventions for border youth.
  4. Aims to impact conceptual frameworks related to the prevention of alcohol and other risk behaviors in relation to major political and economic events (i.e. rapid influx of unaccompanied minors) in the current global environment.

Project Grant Number: 1R21AA022215

Funding Period: June 2014-May 2016 (extension granted)

Project Location: Rio Grande Valley region of Texas on U.S. Mexico border.

  • Counties: Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, Willacy

Research Site: Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas