Developing effective programs and campaigns to ease health and social services challenges

KDH Research & Communication constructs and evaluates programs in each of its four focus areas: drug abuse education and prevention, Latino health, vulnerable populations, and organizational studies.

Drug Abuse Education & Prevention

“Above the Influence” (ATI) was a national social marketing campaign to reduce and prevent teen marijuana use by persuading teens that substance use is part of the larger world of negative influences that affect them.

Vulnerable Populations

Parents and teachers of these children face the burden of navigating and securing school services and easing transitions into and out of school because of absences. Project PENCIL aims to reduce this burden by increasing parents’ and teachers’ knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy toward managing the educational needs of CICISA; and providing parents and teachers with practical skills to understand, navigate, and advocate for school services, while decreasing their stress. Armed with these improved skills and lower stress, teachers and parents will then contribute to a more supportive school environment for CICISA characterized by greater access to school.

Drug Abuse Education & Prevention

Alarmingly high rates of e-cig use, especially among youth, have prompted regulatory action on the part of the government and calls to action to create informative resources to educate youth on the potential dangers of use. AVOID aims to reduce youths’ intentions to use, by creating educational videos that live on an on-line platform and are disseminated by community-based organizations.

Vulnerable Populations

CIU supports students with cochlear implants with self-advocacy training in their transition into higher education.

Latino Health

Dientes Fuertes, Vida Sana is a culturally competent training program that teaches promotores de salud (community health workers) to build Latino caregivers’ knowledge about how to prevent early childhood tooth decay and obtain dental care for their children.

Latino Health

En Familia improves Latino families’ abilities to navigate the health care system and manage their health and health care. The multi-session program, which is presented at nonprofit, faith-based, and community-based organizations, uses an intergenerational, family-based training approach.

Latino Health

Latinos experience significant health disparities and barriers to care when coping with cancer. This product trains promotores to support families with children, a vulnerable population presently underserved by existing programs.

Vulnerable Populations

GK is a science-based curriculum supplement to help teacher deliver engaging information on human genetics and its connection to health and personal wellness.

Latino Health

KDHRC supports the American College of Rheumatology’s grassroots lupus awareness campaign

Latino Health

Latinas con Lupus, Promotoras con Información (LLPI), an online professional development course for promotoras de salud (community health workers), provides promotoras with the knowledge and skills to conduct outreach to Latinas with diagnosed or suspected lupus.

Vulnerable Populations

RCCI will be an online support center to help older adults with CIs optimally use and benefit from their CIs.

Drug Abuse Education & Prevention

POP-D is an engaging and effective prescription drug prevention program for 6th – 8th grade students.

Vulnerable Populations

Project PENCIL offers practical, research-based support to parents and teachers of children with chronic illness and intermittent school attendance by increasing their ability to navigate the school system and advocate for school services with less stress and greater confidence.

Drug Abuse Education & Prevention

SecuRx.com supports school administrators as they develop school-wide policies and procedures to prevent and address prescription drug diversion and abuse.

Vulnerable Populations

The Cochlear Implant School Toolkit helps parents and teachers build knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy to manage the educational needs of children with CIs and provides parents and teachers with practical skills to understand, navigate, and advocate for school services.

Drug Abuse Education & Prevention

Despite a large effort in tobacco control and prevention, youth tobacco use has remained steady since 2011. The FDA’s “The Real Cost” campaign reaches youth with persuasive anti-tobacco messages.

Latino Health
Organizational Studies

KDHRC is finalizing the development of the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC) program, which includes resources to support NPOs’ formation, implementation, and evaluation of promotores programs