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Participatory Activist Research

RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar

Rumana is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Research Scholar, where she co-designs as the Principal Investigator (PI) with CHWs and Racial Justice Leaders using systems and design thinking, improvement science, and implementation science methodologies.

  • Aim 2: National CHW Racial Equity Workshop at pre-American Public Health Association Conference
  • Reviewer for Patient Centered Outcomes Research

pre-APHA CHW Summit, 2017, Hosted by IMPaCT, UPenn

RWJF HPRS Summer Institute

Activist Research on CHWs and Racial Equity

Co-PI: Abdul Hafeedh bin Abdullah

Co-design team includes national CHWs and CHW ally leaders:

  • RWJF HPRS Mentor: Melvin Jackson
  • CHW & People with Lived Experience Co-design team
  • Estrus Tucker, Racial Justice Leader, RWJF, We in the World
  • Mae-Gilene Begay, CHW, Director of Public Health, Navajo Nation
  • Noelle Wiggins, CHW Ally, PI Common Indicators Team funded by CDC
  • Angie Kuzma, CHW, OR CHW Association
  • Sergio Matos, CHW, Founder of National CHW Association
  • Maylynn Warne, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, Pawnee Nation
  • Teresa Campos-Dominguez, CHW, Multnomah County
  • Eric Bruno, CHW, NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • Dr. Dannie Ritchie, CHW Ally, Brown University, Community Initiatives of RI

Previous pre-APHA CHW Summit:
pre-APHA CHW Summit, 2017, Hosted by IMPaCT, UPenn

CHW Sustainable and Equitable Payment

  • Recommended Sustainable Payment Methods for Community Health Workers that Align with PPACA SIM-CT community health research report [PDF] - Jennifer Grasso, Rumana Rabbani, Rongrong Wang, Ahsan Malik. Yale School of Public Health, Spring 2014.
  • Implementation and Sustainment of the Community Health Worker Workforce: Evaluation of Metrics and Alternative Payment Models for Community and Clinical Services; APHA Scientific Session

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