The mission of the Center is to disseminate culturally legitimate evidence-based practice in substance abuse and behavioral health, and to provide technical assistance, training, and systems change assistance to urban as well as tribal providers across the country. The center’s dissemination efforts address a wide variety of issues and aspects of behavioral health including; substance abuse assessment, early intervention and treatment, culturally specific approaches, mental health, co-occurring disorders and problem gambling, Two Spirit (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender) issues, clinical supervision, mentoring and leadership development of Urban Indian as well as tribal treatment providers, and treatment of behavioral health in women and their children.
The mission of the Prevention Research Center for Rural Health is to improve community health by enhancing community capacity for health promotion in rural Iowa and the rural Midwest. The Center accomplishes this by establishing community partnerships and conducting research on community health.
Center for Health
Communication and Social Marketing
The mission of the Center for Health Communication and Social Marketing (HCSM) is to promote innovative, theory- and data-driven communication research to address today’s public health challenges through participation in interdisciplinary, collaborative, community-based projects and the training of graduate students in the Health Communication subtracks in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health (M.P.H., M.S. , Ph.D.) and other health communication students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Department of Communication Studies.