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CHASM
COMMUNITY HEALING through
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Racial Equity Initiative

Racial Equity Efforts

A central tenet for CHASM is to empower Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) on the systems level through public policy and formative evaluation to advance racial equity and justice.

The following list is a sampling of efforts and programs on the racial equity front.

National

State and Local

  • Objective is to train CHWs and expand the profession statewide within 4-5 years for approximately 400-500 CHWs
  • CHASM provides an advisory role for racial equity CHW trainings and NC CHW curriculum
    - NC Racial Equity & CHW Cultural trainings,CDC CHW Covid Resiliency Grant
    - NC CHW Equity Task Force
  • Sokoto House, Cultural Hub & Community Development Center
  • SC CHW Racial Equity Training (PASOs + University of South Carolina)
  • Youth - NC Coastal Pines, Girl Scouts, Troop 1382, as Co-leader
  • Racial Equity for Frontline Workers, Boundary Scholars, Manufacturing Extension Partnerships & Economic Equity, Urban Planning Dept., UNC

Papers & Presentations

White paper: Blending participatory action synthesis and meta-ethnography: An innovative approach to evaluating complex community health transformation.
Journal of Participatory Research Methods (in press)

Abstract - Blending participatory action synthesis and meta-ethnography: An innovative approach to evaluating complex community health transformation

Economic Equity and Manufacturing Industry:
Nichola Lowe, Greg Schrock, Matt Wilson, Rumana Rabbani and Allison Forbes.
Gearing Up: Advancing Economic Inclusion through Manufacturing Extension. In preparation for Economic Development Quarterly.

CHASM is headquartered in the Sokoto House at 1219 Dawson St. Wilmington NC.

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