Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health

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    Founded in 1988, the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI) is one of the first 40-plus centers and institutes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). For decades, MARTI has been a powerhouse organized around a consortium of academic and professional experts in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and related mental health issues. 

    Since 2012, the institute’s new director, associate director, and research associates have expanded the institute’s early focus to include new initiatives—among them, alcohol and drug research, veterans’ reintegration, family and mental health issues, training conferences for health professionals and educators, and community outreach.

    MARTI’s many contributions to both scientific and service communities is recognized by government and private funders as evidenced by the continuing and increasing levels of grants and contracts awarded. More important, the institute’s long and consistent track record in the community continues, and its credibility and high regard among various constituencies remains resilient.

  • Summer School Conference
    If you want to know more about helping populations of all ages that are affected by addictions and issues like suicide, MARTI-CBH’s Bi-Annual Summer Conference is for you.
    Regional Opioid Heroin Research and Outreach Initiative
    The MARTI-CBH Opioid / Heroin Research and Outreach Initiative is aiming to learn more about treatment barriers and to provide online prevention and intervention resources for local communities and their stakeholders. The initiative is organized around research development, the MARTI-CBH Summer School, the Health Disparities Lecture Series, and Opioid / Heroin Treatment and Other Resources online page.
    CALSA Program
    Caring about Latino Student Achievement (CALSA) is a faculty-student developed program aimed at retaining Latino and other minority students at IUP and preparing them for graduate or professional studies.
    Health Internships
    Internships offer students a plethora of advantages that not only impact their academics, but also personal and future goals. There are many opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives and gain real world experiences in various health-related fields.
    Speaker Series on Health and Disadvantaged Communities
    The MARTI Speaker Series on Health and Disadvantaged Communities highlights the work of researchers, health care providers, and community health specialists who are addressing health disparities in disadvantaged populations and their communities in the United States and abroad. This series of presentations is designed to interest and inform faculty and students about the differences in health care among populations and the many barriers that some groups face in obtaining health care.
    The Opioid Prevention and Community Health Initiative (OPACH)
    Erick Lauber, Director of Community Health and Leadership at the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health, has begun a new initiative entitled the Opioid Prevention and Community Health program. Intent on developing new tools to combat the current crisis, a community-based approach is being taken to engage locals in the health of their own people.
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