This intervention study is developing, conducting and evaluating a new approach to drug and sex-risk prevention in urban middle schools.
ICR’s work includes research and programming on a wide range of topics related to social justice, disparities, cultural representation, and community partnerships. Our research addresses health and wellbeing across the age spectrum and uses cutting edge social science and participatory research methodologies. Click on the links below for more information and examples of research and programming in each area of ICR’s work:
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This unique study piloted a performance-based intervention in partnership with Hartford youth, who developed drug-prevention messages to incorporate into performances of local artists at live shows, then disseminated them via a CD and other media.
Provider Supplement to the Female Condom project: Engaging Clinical Health Care Providers (CHCP) in Female Condom Promotion
This 1-year study targeted Clinical Health Care Providers practicing in community and hospital-based outpatient primary care health centers and clinics in Hartford to examine factors affecting their willingness to promote the female condom for women’s HIV prevention.
This 1-year supplement to “Sustained Safer Behaviors in High-Risk Women to Prevent HIV” targeted Clinical Health Care Providers (CHCP) practicing in community and hospital-based outpatient primary care health centers and clinics in Hartford.
Mental Health, Participatory Action Research, Science and Art, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Youth
ICR's prevention program in West Hartford is a collaboration between the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission, Institute for Community Research, West Hartford high school students and school administration, and community members.
Community Alliances, Participatory Action Research, Science and Art, Specialized Methods, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Youth
This youth participatory action research (YPAR) program is a year round youth employment opportunity for economically disadvantaged youth in Meriden, Connecticut, funded by the Workforce Alliance, Inc.