- 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 Parenthood Lake County clinics and if and how innovative screening strategies (i.e. self-sampling, rapid testing, community health worker delivered education and navigation) would address these barriers, their potential effects or consequences on the community, and how these innovations should best be implemented.
- Engaging communities to advance healthcare through human-centered design
- 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.
- Pre-print available for our work on homelessness during COVID-19
Homelessness during COVID-19: Challenges, Responses, and Lessons Learned from Homeless Service Providers in Tippecanoe County, Indiana https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-583647/v1
- Publication in The Lancet Global Health
Check out Dr. Rodriguez’ latest Comment, “Participatory innovation for HPV screening to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer”, in The Lancet Global Health. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30522-2/fulltext?rss=yes