Healthy Neighborhoods Episode 1: Leading change through the valued voices of community collaborators

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Abreau, Irodina
Gavin, Vedette
Gibson, Robyn
Williams, Patrice C.
Bell, Caryn
Partners for Advancing Health Equity
April 2024
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This is part one of two episodes discussing the Healthy Neighborhoods Study, a 7-year multidisciplinary, multi-site participatory action research (PAR) project focused on neighborhood change, climate-related exposures, community resilience, and health equity in 9 low-income, racially/ethnically diverse communities in metropolitan Boston. In this episode we hear from the team leading the study about neighborhood improvement, community resilience, and the importance of community collaborators as valued voices to inform and lead change within their neighborhoods. Guests:

  • Irodina Abreu, New Bedford Resident Researcher, Healthy Neighborhoods Study
  • Vedette Gavin, Public Health Research Consultant, Co-PI, Healthy Neighborhoods Study
  • Robyn Gibson, Founder/ Principal, R.E.G Solutions , Mattapan Resident Researcher Coordinator, Healthy Neighborhoods Study
  • Patrice C. Williams, Assistant Research Professor of Participatory Action Research, Provost Impact Fellow, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Caryn Bell, Associate Director, P4HE Collaborative, Assistant Professor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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