To promote health and prevent disease in deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HOH) populations through community-based participatory research.
- To eliminate health disparities in D/HOH populations.
- To unite the NCDHR, its partners and D/HOH communities through enduring collaborative relationships.
- To establish a rich, generalizable evidence base regarding health risks, determinants of health, and effective health promotion interventions in D/HOH populations and assure its dissemination.
- To establish the NCDHR as a leading D/HOH health research organization.
NCDHR goals are guided by a "cultural model" (i.e., that Deaf people are a minority group who share a common language - American Sign Language (ASL) - and culture), not a clinical model (i.e., that deafness is a condition that should be prevented or treated).
The NCDHR is a Prevention Research Center funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is administered by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
The Logic Model provides a "big picture" with four components (inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes/impacts) of any given program. Logic Models can be used for planning, implementation and evaluation.