Health Equity Through Community Gardens NEPHTC Health Equity Intern, Sam McClean, worked as the Community Garden Coordinator with Maine General Medical Center’s health Waterville Action Team. NEPHTC is happy to see how Sam’s work improved access to community gardens and healthy food in the Waterville, Maine region. Sam worked with existing gardening groups, teenagers, […]
Maria worked with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to identify vulnerable food insecure populations throughout all of Western Massachusetts. Policy barriers which affect food distribution were analyzed and explored. Maria’s findings were shared with the Coalition to End Hunger organization and helped coordinate community events. Policy barriers which affect food distribution were analyzed and […]
Erika supported with data analytics and health assessment of the City of Portland. Additionally, Erika created health infographics of social disparities, disseminated data to key stakeholders through county-wide collaboration.
Laura worked with Vermont Department of Health to identify evidence based strategies for addressing 5 priority health outcomes. To accomplish this, Laura conducted literature searches and organized community meetings on emerging prevention strategies for addressing inequities in health outcomes. This Plan is intended to focus on priority populations that have experienced historical injustices and discrimination. […]
Hollie analyzed peer-reviewed journals and collaborated with other organizations to understand the adverse childhood experiences that put someone at risk of developing a substance use disorder and the impact of early substance use on developing a substance use disorder later in life. After providing this research, the community presentation was updated to include this evidence-based […]
William assisted with the RIPHI Infectious Disease branch on survey and focus group administration, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, and reporting for a new marketing initiative to vulnerable populations to HIV/STI’s. Additionally, William assisted with RIPHI staff with analyzing data and summarizing findings for both academics and practitioners. The final deliverable for this position will be a […]
Susan assisted the the principle investigator at the University of Amherst in researching and planning health programs for people in rural areas who use drugs. Susan’s efforts supported program staff with written communication and research and/or program planning about trauma informed care.
Tuhina conducted literature reviews and developed an annotated bibliography on best practices for community engagement. Additionally, she reviewed and summarized past VDH documentation on community engagement with POC and other minorities; key informant interviews about current engagement processes, both within the Offices of Local Health and Central Office; and summarizing and documenting your findings.
Eve assisted in conducting a Needs Assessment of all of Western Massachusetts. This Needs Assessment entailed conducting focus groups with community members and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data from the area.
Alison worked with Food on the Move to evaluate barriers to fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in Rhode Island. To accomplish this, in-person and phone surveys were conducted with potential customers of the program as well as focus groups. The data from these was then analyzed.