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Spring Symposium on UR and Community Engagement has ended
Tuesday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
According To Them: Community-Based Participatory Needs Assessment Of A Local Public Housing Community

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It has been well documented that low-income communities of color experience substantial health inequalities. This is partially a result of and perpetuated by limited access to adequate, affordable, culturally-competent medical care. While similar factors often contribute to limited access across low-income communities of color, knowing the specific needs of individual communities is essential for appropriate interventions. This research seeks to shed light on the individual needs of a local public housing community comprising largely People of Color. To identify specific needs and potential remedies, a community health assessment survey was administered to residents in the neighborhood. To center the perspectives of the most impacted people and to empower community-led intervention, the research was conducted through a community-based participatory framework and represented a collaboration among community members, an independent researcher, and the resource center within the housing community. Preliminary findings suggest a community need for mental health services and a desire for a past herbalism program to return. Final results will be used to inform an intervention implemented as part of the resource center’s 2018 work plan.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
236 Zageir Hall

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