OUR VISION, MISSION & VALUES
Our vision is to direct transformational community-driven research in substance use and mental health interventions among racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities. We envision a world in which feasible, culturally appropriate, and sustainable interventions enable equitable access to care and outcomes for all.
Our mission is to develop, test, implement, and disseminate interventions to improve the lives of individuals living with substance use disorders and mental illness and their communities.
We pursue and promote feasible, culturally appropriate, and sustainable interventions for health disparities populations with substance use disorders and mental illness.
We promote equitable access to effective interventions for people living with substance use disorders and mental illness.
Our research is rooted in community partnerships and we value our relationships with community partners.
We support shared decision making, collaboration, and community self-determination.
We celebrate diverse worldviews and value all forms of knowledge shared between community partners and university researchers.
Our research outcomes are translated back to the community.
We respect the knowledge, expertise, and cultural traditions that our community partners bring to the research process.
Through our values of community partnership and reciprocity, our research supports communities in a safe, reliable, ethical, and empowered manner.