University Of Maryland
CESAR: Center for Substance Abuse Research

Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (MSI/CBO)

PI: Eric D. Wish, Ph.D., Erin Artigiani, B.A., M.A.

Abstract: This project will develop and maintain a comprehensive, age-appropriate, and culturally-relevant prevention program aimed at increasing knowledge and changing attitudes about alcohol and other drug use and engaging in risky sexual behavior. Specifically, substance use and HIV/AIDS prevention education and services will be provided to minority college students at Bowie State University and youth(ages 18-24) in communities neighboring the campus disproportionately affected by HIV. A peer-to-peer outreach model involving evidence-based programs will be implemented to prevent and reduce the onset of substance use and the transmission of HIV/AIDS. CESAR will receive a 3-year subcontract to work with BSU and the Maryland Center to evaluate the impact of these efforts utilizing student and community surveys, pre-/post-tests or other surveys with program participants as well as administrative data.

Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration