The mission of the Border CAPT will be to increase the availability and application of scientifically-defensible knowledge that is responsive to the dynamics of the
U.S-Mexico border by integrating U.S. Hispanic research with Mexican research, thereby adapting or developing models best suited to residents of the border region. The Border CAPT will be guided by a multidisciplinary Advisory Team consisting of federal representatives, state representatives, U.S. researchers, and Mexican researchers, in order to implement three goals and twelve objectives.
The Border CAPT's goals are to: 1) establish a sound knowledge base regarding scientifically-defensible prevention practices for U.S.-Mexico border communities; 2) utilize conventional and on-line methods of technology transfer in order to increase the knowledge, capacity, and practice of border prevention providers; and 3) ensure long-term, border-based sustainabiity for Border CAPT services. The Border CAPT will provide three primary services via an integrated prevention application process: 1) local expert network to provide technical assistance: 2) skill building activities; and 3) electronic services.
The Border CAPT will be managed as a cooperative agreement with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and will coordinate closely with the Western and Southwestern CAPTs already in existence. The Border CAPT will be managed in a collaborative manner with the BHF serving as the fiscal agent. Subcontract partners will include the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA) in El Paso and the University of Arizona Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center (SBRHRC) in Tucson. The BHF will also subcontract with three local partner agencies in El Centro (California), Anthony (New Mexico) and Edinburg (Texas). All proposed Border CAPT partners agencies are currently involved in the CSAP Four-State Border Initiative and have complementary public sector and private sector experience in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
The primary target population for Border CAPT services will include the Single State Agencies (SSA) of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas which serve as the CSAP Border Initiative grantees, as well as local border providers who serve as CSAP Border Initiative subrecipients and their Mexican partners. The Border CAPT will also make an effort to serve special sub-populations within this region, to include Native Americans and migrants. The Border CAPT proposal is supported by 26 regional, state and local organizations that serve the U.S. border region, as well as seven Mexican prevention and research institutions.
The BHF requests a total budget (direct and indirect costs) of $636,120 for Year
01. Approximately 46% of this amount will be subcontracted to partner organizations in the other border states.