Drawing on implementation science principles and evidence-based strategies, the PIRE-Southwest Center takes a multidisciplinary and community-based participatory approach to our work linking science to practice to achieve health equity. Our capabilities include research, evaluation, training and technical assistance (T/TA) to support organizations make better use of their resources and provide solutions that improve the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities at home and around the world.
Our current portfolio encompasses a range of federally and non-federally funded grants and contracts focused on:
- Achieving Health Equity by Eliminating Health Disparities: To achieve health equity we must identify and ameliorate the social determinants of health. We have a long history of engagement with rural, Latinx, Native American, and sexual and gender minority communities who have been disproportionately impacted by health disparities caused by minority stress and structural racism.
- Dissemination and Implementation Science: Our center is a leader in this growing field of study that examines the process by which scientific evidence is adopted, implemented, and sustained in typical community or clinical settings.
- State and Community Prevention Data Collection, Planning, and Evaluation: We are committed to T/TA to build local capacity to conduct research and evaluation—from design and data collection to analysis and report writing. Always mindful of our client’s needs, priorities and resources, we work closely with organizations to identify their strengths, assess needs, and develop cost-effective strategies to enhance their organizational infrastructure, along with staff skills and expertise. Our services may include one-on-one and intensive technical assistance, targeted consultation, coaching, and workshops.
- State and Local Partnerships: Guided by our clients, our participatory approach involves all stakeholders and empowers clients, program staff and beneficiaries to get involved. Through the generation of mutual respect and trust we create an partnership to advise and support our clients in coalition and community capacity-building, development, and systems change, community of practice approaches, and evaluation of individual and community-based interventions.