Pamela J. Turbeville Speaker Series Event
Please join the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 from 3:30 PM - 4:45 p.m. as Dr. Ada Wilkinson-Lee presents her research entitled "Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Health Disparities in Latinx Communities."
In this session, Dr. Wilkinson-Lee will explore the benefits and strategies of using community-based participatory research approaches in order to conduct culturally responsive research within Latinx communities. Latinxs in Arizona are disproportionately affected by chronic disease and social conditions that contribute to health disparities. Dr. Wilkinson-Lee's centered research efforts have focused on community health workers (CHWs), or promotoras, as agents of health and social change. Trusted members of the communities they serve, CHWs are frontline public health workers who understand and represent community needs within and outside traditional health systems. She will provide examples from her current research projects to illustrate how collaborating with community health workers and community action boards, guide the research agenda and provide additional assets to how data is collected, interpreted and utilized to create evidence-based prevention approaches meant to advance systemic policy changes at various institutional levels.