On June 28, 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Community-Based Participatory Research: How to Identify Social Determinants of Health and Engage Hard-to-Reach Populations in Your Community.”
Many organizations, including healthcare and community based organizations, are working hard to address the impact of social, economic, and environmental factors that negatively affect the overall health of a community. These social determinants of health can be difficult to identify, disproportionately strike hard-to-reach populations, and require targeted responses that engage members and help them stay connected to appropriate services, treatments, and interventions.
During this webinar, experts from HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) and the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund outline one such initiative to explore qualitatively what the most important needs of a specific population are, and the solutions that they suggest would be helpful. While targeted specifically to single, Jewish mothers in the San Francisco area, the initiative offers important lessons for other organizations attempting to learn more deeply about the needs of their populations, using a community-based participatory research model. Listen to the replay and:
- Understand the philosophy and methods of community-based participatory research, including the type of interviews, focus groups, and outreach initiatives required to identify community needs.
- Learn how to identify and engage hard-to-reach, underserved populations in authentic and participatory ways.
- Understand the best model for connecting underserved populations with childcare, food services, transportation, and other community-based services.
- Assess efforts by the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund to identify and engage low-income, single Jewish mothers and help them foster relationships and build connections rooted in the local community
The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.