February 11, 2021
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Community Listening Session: How can community & ethnic media communicate effectively & equitably about COVID-19 research to your community?

In this virtual community listening session hosted by 
The Chicago, Community, Media & Research Partnership (CCMRP), breakout sessions will be led in English by ARCC Steering Committee Community Chair Candace Henley (Blue Hat Foundation), and Phyllis Rodgers (PEER Plus Education & Training Advocates), and in Spanish by Jackie Serrato (South Side Weekly). Participants will be asked about personal experiences with community and ethnic media (CEM), as well as best practices for CEM outlets to effectively and equitably communicate with their community, family, and friends. Learnings will be shared with community and ethnic media and health researchers, to ensure that these community perspectives are heard directly by those who most need to hear them.
  • Inviting English- & Spanish-speaking Chicago-area patients, caregivers & members of communities & populations experiencing health disparities
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021: 5:30-7 pm (Virtual on Zoom) 
  • $50 gift card per participant
  • Brief registration form here
  • Details: Flyer: English/Spanish. Publicity graphic: English/Spanish
e Chicago, Community, Media & Research Partnership (CCMRP) seeks to cultivate deeper engagement on health research within under-resourced communities, by building crucial relationships between three groups: community stakeholders; community and ethnic media; and health researchers. CCMRP is a two-year project led collaboratively by Public Narrative and Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) at Northwestern University, and funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Click here to learn more about the PCORI Engagement Award.

Community Scholars Program - Winter Workshops

Northwestern University's Division of Public Health Practice and Program in Public Health are excited to announce the Community Scholars Program Winter Workshops!

Register Here

Best Practices on Building & Maintaining Community-Academic Partnerships
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM
02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17

You CAN Sit With Us: Courageous Conversations 
For Cultivating an Inclusive World
Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM
02/25, 03/04, 03/11, 03/18

Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPS) Update
December 17, 2021: Increasing Access to Quality Care for Liver Disease in the African American Community

Academic Team: Dinee Simpson, Daniela P Ladner
Department: Surgery, Transplant Surgery Division
Community co-facilitator: Nicholas Martin, American Heart Association

Background: African Americans are 30% more likely to die from liver cirrhosis than Whites, but are 70% less likely to get a liver transplant

ShARP Focus: To learn how to communicate with community members & patients about liver cirrhosis, discuss how individuals are managing their care, and explore barriers and facilitators to receiving care.

Zoom Panel Participants:
●   Individuals working closely with people who are living with liver cirrhosis as:
○   Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker
○   Community-Based Organization representative
○   Agency/Foundation representative
○   Support group coordinator

Panelist recommendations examples:
●   Involve case managers and patient navigators into the care team
●   Provide educational resources and mental health services to patients/families
●   Create engaging content that will be easy to understand (videos, etc.)
●   Flip messages to empower and motivate patients
●   Trusting relationships with providers are important, this takes time
●   Cultural competency within care team is crucial
●   COVID Impacts on care experiences

For more information check out the links below...
Click here to request a ShARP
Click here to participate on a ShARP
Click here if you are interested in co-facilitating a ShARP

Upcoming Events from the Center for Community Health & Partners

February 12: Key Concepts in Dissemination & Implementation Science: Ensuring Equity in Research Translation: This workshop will provide an introduction to key D&I terminology, methods, and measures, with a fundamental focus on the value of involving community stakeholders in all aspects of research while ensuring equity in the translational process. Register

February 18: IPHAM-NUCATS Seminar: "Supporting the Critical Role of Community Organizations During COVID-19": Join us for a candid discussion with community-based organizations filling critical resource and service gaps for vulnerable individuals and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists are recipients of the CCH Response and Recovery Fund Award. Register

March 16 AND 22Qualitative Methods Workshop for Community Partners. This two-part session will provide introductory overview of qualitative methods including types of qualitative data, tool creation, data collection methods, analysis, and provide opportunities to apply this learning through practice. Register

Northwestern Health Equity Week: April 26 - April 30

Health Equity Week 2021: Generating solutions through expert-level conversations
Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30

Join the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for this unique virtual educational opportunity. Through a carefully curated series of moderated sessions on a variety of topics, thought leaders and scholars from within and outside Northwestern will share insights into the roots of healthcare disparities and will facilitate discussions that inform and inspire innovative solutions.

For event details and speaker information, please visit their website.
Register Online

The Center for Community Health is supported, in part, by the 
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Grant Number UL1TR001422 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Clinical and Translational Sciences Award
and the
Institute of Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM).
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