Applied Research

The mission of the Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC), is to contribute to the effective delivery of programs and services that improve the quality of life of underserved populations. ABC has extensive experience being a resource to access information to inform the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and services to improve the quality of life of multiple vulnerable populations. ABC staff research/evaluation partnerships with higher education entities such as the University of California at San Diego, the University of Texas at El Paso, and the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez, Texas Tech and other academic institutions, and has been successful to sustain those alliances through time. In addition ABC has worked with private research/evaluation institutions like Behavioral Assessment Inc, Public Health Institute, Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Tijuana and Juarez Campus) and many others. 

ABC in partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso and the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin - conducted focus groups and coordinated the providers survey for a Study of Unmet Demand for Surgical Sterilization among Mexican Origin Women.

ABC in partnership with Project Concern International and Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) in Baja California – designed, implemented and analyzed the first Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) large-scale survey for TB. The study collected samples in five states throughout Mexico. 

ABC in partnership with the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute in California and Texas Tech University Health Science Center - conducted the evaluation of an Alcohol Brief Intervention among Mexican-origin Young Adults at Risk in Emergency Room settings.

ABC collaborated with Behavioral Assessment Inc. - and academic institutions in Miami, Los Angeles and Boston – to standardize the Hispanic Stress Inventory (HIS. The partners were part of a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Phase II Research Project.

ABC collaborated with Behavioral Assessment Inc. to provide the Paso del Norte Health Foundation with a plan and comprehensive analysis of needs assessment data to guide future anti stigma work, and to identify funding priorities and campaign strategies for the Foundation. ABC complemented the stigma reduction analysis with information on related issues in Ciudad Juarez. The Juarez profile collected information from key informants through in depth interviews and focus groups.