Resilience and Health in Immigrant Communities: An Examination of a Community Health Action Approach in Washington, D.C., and Prince George’s County, Maryland

Location: Washington, D.C., and Prince George’s County, Maryland

PROJECT SUMMARY: This research project proposes to understand how the community action model of a Federally Qualified Health Center, La Clinica del Pueblo (LCDP), produces resilience and affects Latino immigrants’ health within two distinct policy environments: Prince George’s County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The project includes two aims: first, to further understand how LCDP’s community action activities contribute to resilience and health outcomes among the Latino and broader community it serves, and second, to compare resilience and health among Latino immigrants served by LCDP in the two different jurisdictions and policy environments. To address these aims, LCDP will provide the team with blinded health data for its clients and will support interviews and surveys to better understand how its clients and community members define resilience and perceive the effects of LCDP’s services.

Resilience and Health in Immigrant Communities: An Examination of a Community Health Action Approach in Washington, D.C., and Prince George’s County, Maryland
TEAM MEMBERS

[Pictured from Left to Right]

  • Thespina Yamanis, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Taryn Morrissey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Catalina Sol, MPH, Chief Programs Officer, La Clinica del Pueblo, Washington, D.C.
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