UIC Integrated PASEO

Program Description

The Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center are evaluators for the UIC Integrated PASEO program.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences in collaboration with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) -Vida/SIDA (Vida/SIDA), proposes a project called UIC Integrated PASEO (Promoting Actions that support prevention and recovery through Services, Education, and Outreach). This program seeks to expand and enhance co-located substance abuse (SA), mental health (MH), hepatitis C and HIV prevention and care services for Hispanic/ Latino and African American LGBTQ young adults ages 18 – 24 who attend the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) or live in surrounding campus communities by providing seamless prevention, education and healthcare services.

To Promote Affirming Services, comprehensive Education and community Outreach to the young adults we serve, including LGBTQIA+

An inclusive and affirming community for the health of the whole person

Affirming: We are committed to providing inclusive and respectful care to all.
Inclusion: We believe caring for the whole community is necessary to promote positive health and well-being.
Safe Space: We believe in creating spaces where everyone feels safe, respected, and able to be their authentic self.
Empowerment: We are committed to increasing community members’ confidence in their ability to access the health care services and resources they have a right to attain.
Collaboration: We seek to build university-community relationships to facilitate access to affirming healthcare and resources.


For more information about the program, see the official website.  Click here.