Community and Practice OMHARN Multicultural Health Conference Notisha Massaquoi Executive Director

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Community and Practice
OMHARN Multicultural Health Conference
Notisha Massaquoi
Executive Director
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC
WHIWH Working Principles
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Informed decisions about healthcare require
accessible culturally appropriate information
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Recognize that our work must be based on
accurate bias free research pertaining to the
specific health concerns of Racialized Women
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Recognize that multiple oppressions intersect to
impact on the health of women
Community Based Research
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Gains strength from collective action to eliminate
oppression
Challenges Inequalities
Promotes Social Change
Develops knowledge and skills for communities
Develops awareness of systemic causes of social
problems
Establishing new forms of supports and
networks
Bridging Academic and Community Based
Research
Being held accountable to a community
 Subject as expert as opposed to the
Researcher
 Community member / Researcher
 Taking from a community requires giving
back
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Addressing the Challenge?
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Majority of research focuses on
immigrants themselves rather than their
impact on Canadian Society.
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Support the important contribution of CBR
in promoting health equity
Addressing the Challenge?
Support and act as a bridge for
collaborative research partnerships
 Assist in the development of communities
of research practice
 Promote knowledge transfer and
exchange activities
 Improve access to training and skills
development for staff of community based
organization and Researchers who wish to
engage with communities
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