Building Healthy Communities in the Dominican Republic: A Mixed-Methods Approach towards Engaging the Community
Las Malvinas II
Civic and Community Engagement
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
International Public Health
Public Health Education and Promotion
Translational Medical Research
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AbstractBreakout Session 1C: The Building Healthy Communities Creative Inquiry is an ongoing undergraduate and graduate student-led project from Clemson University. Its goal is to facilitate community-driven improvement of a small rural community in the Dominican Republic, Las Malvinas II. We strive to address five public health priorities, identified in consultation with the community, including vaccine-preventable diseases, chronic diseases, education, sanitation, and unwanted pregnancies. To address these areas for improvement, our research used a mixed-methods approach, using both qualitative and quantitative data gathering tools. Qualitative methods included focus groups and interviews with community leaders and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations from five different sectors, including work, education, community institutions/organizations, health care, and community-at-large sector. The findings were then analyzed to create a Community Health Assessment. For quantitative methods we utilized arcGIS technology. Students created surveys based on health priorities and mapped a comprehensive survey including any personal assets the community household members may have. In spring 2018, students will conduct a photovoice project with the youth of the community.
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