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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 – 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.

January & February 2016 – Field Research for Messaging

Field Research to Determine Messaging Strategies

January and February have been full of interviews and focus groups to learn what messaging strategies resonate with New Mexico audiences for a statewide sexual violence prevention campaign. We’ve met with project partners across the state as well as with community members in two locations. After conducting field research, we assess findings and develop messages based on audience preferences and best practices.

 

April 2015 – Conduct Focus Groups for Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Conduct Focus Groups – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

We enjoyed facilitating 2 focus groups for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. One group was with parents and the other with teens. Participants shared their opinions of MADD’s educational materials and programs. The results of the focus groups will be used to inform MADD’s work on a national level.

 

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