Latino Research Program Project
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) initiated the Latino Research Program Project (LRPP) in the fall of 1999 to conduct research on improving the mental health care for Latino populations. In the summer of 2002, the LRPP moved from UPR to the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. Funded through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the goal of the LRPP was to build a national resource for research and policy development regarding mental health services for Latinos. LRPP research was guided by the Socio-cultural Framework for Mental Health Effectiveness Research; this framework continues to inform the work being conducted in the current Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities and in other CMMHR projects.
The LRPP built a synergistic core of researchers through shared resources, leadership and expertise. It also provided methodological and statistical support, as well as laid the groundwork for a vital training program in mental health services research. All of these structures continue through the current disparities Centers at CMMHR.
For more about the LRPP, download these PDF files:
Entry and Retention
Treatment for Depression Among Latinos