Homelessness during COVID-19: challenges, responses, and lessons learned from homeless service providers in Tippecanoe County, Indiana

We conducted a community-based participatory research study examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people experiencing homelessness in Tippecanoe, Indiana. Read about the study and our findings in BMC Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11687-8

Community Health Workers in the United States: Time to Expand a Critical Workforce

Our Director, Natalia Rodriguez, writes about the importance of expanding the CHW workforce. Read the full editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306775

Impact of COVID-19 on People Experiencing Homelessness: A Call for Critical Accountability

Read our take on the troubling claims made in the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)’s recent report on efforts to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people, and our call for accountability. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306768

New publication on challenges and opportunities for workforce development of Indiana Community Health Workers

An interest in, and the need for, Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the United States is growing exponentially. CHWs possess a unique ability to relate to and build trust with communities in order to improve clinical outcomes, while building individual and community capacity. Given their critical role in addressing social determinants of health, expanding theContinue reading “New publication on challenges and opportunities for workforce development of Indiana Community Health Workers”

Health Techquity Lab and Planned Parenthood partner to engage patients to address barriers to cervical cancer screening.

Our study, Examining multilevel determinants of cervical cancer and acceptability of screening innovations to address disparities among Hispanic women in Lake County, Indiana, was awarded the 2021 Indiana CITI Trailblazer Award. In partnership with Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky (PPGNHAIK) we will explore patient barriers to cervical cancer screening at Planned ParenthoodContinue reading “Health Techquity Lab and Planned Parenthood partner to engage patients to address barriers to cervical cancer screening.”

New NIH RADx-UP funded study on rapid COVID testing in a homeless shelter

Our project, “Community Health Worker Led COVID-19 Education and Rapid Antigen Testing for People Experiencing Homelessness” has been selected for funding under the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) Rapid Research Pilot Program grant.