Conducting community-based research and evaluation with and within the community grounds the Center's work. We value promoting resources, services, and capacity-building within the community. Our partnerships include: community-based organizations, universities, community- and university-based medical clinics, local and state government entities, and community/church leadership.
With a focus on real-world applications within communities, the Center engages in rigorous and innovative research and evaluation, including: cost-effectiveness evaluations, randomized control trials, quantitative and qualitative evaluations, formative evaluations, and outcome evaluations.
CHPIR also recognizes the intersectionality of individual, environmental, and social determinants that affect health. Thus, we focus on overlooked populations, including: women of color, youth and adolescents, Southern U.S. LGBTQ community, clergy, rural communities, Spanish-speaking populations, undocumented and immigrant communities, as well as health conditions that are often stigmatized, such as: chronic diseases, mental health, sexual health and STIs, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity, and Hepatitis C.