231331 Culturally appropriate methods to collect data and give voice to Brazilians in Massachusetts: The experience of Project C.O.B.W.E.B

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

C. Eduardo Siqueira, MD, ScD , Department of Community Health and Sustainability, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
This presentation will describe the community-based participatory methods adopted to conduct research with Brazilian immigrants in Massachusetts. I will summarize the methods adopted to collect qualitative data on the occupational health and safety of Brazilian immigrants in Massachusetts: cultural conversations, photovoice/video, training with fun, and popular theater. The data was collected for the project Collaboration for Better Work Environment for Brazilians (COBWEB) in Massachusetts

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify methods to collect research data in a participatory way. 2. Describe research methods that give voice to immigrant communities. 3. Discuss advantages of using such methods to conduct community-based participatory research with Brazilian immigrant communities.

Keywords: Immigrants, Occupational Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a researcher on the topic for many years now.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.