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April 2019 – Lupus Awareness

April 2019 – Lupus Awareness

We’ve been busy reaching out to our national network of community health workers and community health representatives in order to find individuals and organizations interested in participating in a pilot course and training to raise awareness about lupus. We were successful! We’re, of course, happy to recruit people but, more than anything, we’re happy to be involved with a project that seeks to raise awareness about this often unknown auto-immune disease.

Technical Assistance for Community Health Worker Projects

Technical Assistance for Community Health Worker Projects

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Project

Lupus awareness projects

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Our Role

  • Recruit community health workers / promotores de salud (CHWs) and community health representatives (CHRs) from across the country to participate in pilot studies of lupus awareness courses. Recruiting involved either recruiting individual CHWs and CHRs or organizations that utilize this model.
  • Research process for CHWs to obtain continuing education units (CEUs) for lupus courses. Review CEU certification process for three states and interview key informants in each one.

Field Research on Diabetes Curriculum

 

Field Research on Diabetes Curriculum

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Project

Focus Groups in New Mexico

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Our Role

Field Research¬† – Review HealthInsight’s existing moderator guide and adapt for plain language. Conduct one focus group with senior citizens (Roswell, New Mexico) and one group with Hispanic community members (Los Lunas) in order to solicit feedback for the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Record and transcribe each session. Develop reports of findings.

 

April 2018 – Assess Diabetes Initiative for CDC

Focus Groups to Gather Input on Diabetes Prevention Program

We enjoyed working with HealthInsight New Mexico on their project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We conducted 2 focus groups in New Mexico — one in Roswell and one in Los Lunas — to gather community input on the CDC’s diabetes prevention program. Our work also included transcription and summary of findings. This input will inform the CDC about community barriers to healthy living, ways people prefer to receive information, and individuals’ likelihood to join their program.

Field Research – Communication and Outreach Strategies

 

Field Research – Communication & Outreach Strategies

 

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Project

Field Research – Testing Educational Materials and Messages, Learning Outreach and Education Strategies

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Our Role

  • Recruit Spanish-speaking immigrant parents and bilingual (English/Spanish) teens.
  • Develop screeners, baseline surveys, and discussion guides (English and Spanish).
  • Conduct focus groups (one with parents, one with teens).
  • Analyze findings and develop final report.