Using evidence-based qualitative and multi-method research to inform community capacity building and advocacy on health equity.

Two of our working board members are trained researchers whose primary interest is in community level change and systemic policy improvements to the lives of women, girls and families of color. 

One on-going project is Mama’s VOICE (Voicing our Individual Cultural Experiences), a community based participatory research (CBPR) project whose primary aim is to involve mothers’ of color in community-engaged research in order to transform their own well-being and build capacity.  To do this work, we use focus groups and Photovoice, a participatory research method whereby community members take themed photos to create discussion and potential community-action of the needs of mothers in two western Massachusetts urban communities.