Grant program: Bilingual/Bicultural Demonstration Grants, FY 2007
Organization name: Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
Organization address: Boston Medical Center, Dowling 7, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, Mass. 02118
Phone number: (617) 414-5082
Fax number: (617) 414-4796
Title of project: The African Women's Ujambo (Good Health) Initiative
Project director: Lin Piwowarczyk, MD, MPH
Description of Organization:
The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights is a hospital-based, multidisciplinary program which works with survivors of torture and refugee trauma from over 60 countries. Our activities include direct service, education, research and advocacy. In conjunction with the Boston University Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry and Law, we do extensive work in particular with individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
Description of project:
The African Ujambo Project is an academic-community research partnership that seeks to create a culturally attuned series of videos aimed at increasing health knowledge and health care utilization by African refugees and immigrants in the United States. Ggynecological and primary health care, including the importance of screening, are some of the issues that will be highlighted. In addition, we seek to provide education related to sexual violence, trauma and mental health. In an effort to target the African Diaspora, the videos will be translated into French, Swahili, Lingala and Somali. Our primary community partners are the Congolese Women’s Association of New England and the Somali Development Center.
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