ACEing EITC

This study reviews the impact of education about and access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on receipt of EITC and reduction of adverse childhood experiences. ICR serves as the Evaluators for this project, charged with developing and implementing an evaluation plan that employs a mixed-methods approach that a) includes multiple measures including collected project data, automatic system-generated reports, participation records, and client surveys, and b) enriches quantitative reports with qualitative data.

Community Research Alliance Capacity-Building

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The focus of the Community Research Alliance (CRA) is to help define and create the infrastructure for equitable, good and sustainable community research partnerships and research on health and other disparities that is scientifically sound and immediately beneficial to the communities involved.

The Sewing Circle Project

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The Sewing Circle Project assists newcomer, refugee, and immigrant textile artists to produce and sustain their traditional art forms and share their work and cultural expressions with public audiences.

Building Youth Leadership Capacity in Food Justice Campaigns

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ICR is working with food justice organizations across Connecticut to develop the next generation of leaders in the local food justice movement.

Youth Participatory Action Research to Reduce Teen Substance Use in Meriden

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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.

Assessing Perceived Risk of Dental Treatments for Pregnant Women on Medicaid

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This exploratory study was designed to examine barriers to the provision of allowable dental care to pregnant patients on Medicaid in Connecticut, despite the known benefits and safety of prenatal dental care.

Translation of the Risk Avoidance Partnership (RAP) for Drug Treatment Clinic Implementation

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The goal of this 3-year study was to translate the Risk Avoidance Partnership (RAP) project for implementation in outpatient drug treatment clinics and to pilot test the modified intervention in two methadone clinics.

Multilevel Female Condom Intervention

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This 4-year study sought to enhance HIV prevention by increasing community-wide availability, accessibility, and support for use of the female condom to reduce transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections as well as pregnancy.

HIV Prevention in High Risk Drug Use Sites: Project RAP

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This study investigated the efficacy and diffusion of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention, implemented by trained, active substance users in partnership with project staff. It was conducted in high-risk substance use settings. The subsequent longitudinal study investigated long-term behavioral effects of the peer-implemented HIV prevention program on trained active substance users and the substance-using contacts to whom they provided the intervention, diffusion of the intervention and its effects through substance-user social networks, and into substance-use sites in Hartford, CT. It also investigated the sustainability of the peer-led HIV prevention intervention.