Under the direction of Dr. C. Hendricks Brown, the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV (Ce-PIM) works to improve population health through implementation science. Ce-PIM is the only NIH center fully focused on methodology development for the field of implementation science. They pay special attention to addressing disparaties by developing methods that improve the health of minorities and underserved communities.
The BARS project is CCHE’s qualifying R01 grant that is a major focus of Ce-PIM. Ce-PIM aims to extend the capability and capacity of BARS through implementation science. We will use our jail model from 3 cities to develop candidate interventions as well as evaluate existing interventions. The goal is in future phases of BARS to utilize implementation science to develop best strategies for eliminating HIV and other STI transmission among YBMSM.
For more information on Ce-PIM, their mission, aims, research focus, and services/resources provided, please visit their website.