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HEALTH EQUITY VIRTUAL TOWNHALL SERIES

HOW MOSQUE COMMUNITIES CAN HELP PATIENTS MAKE BETTER-INFORMED HEALTHCARE CHOICES

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Muslim communities remain on the margins of community health interventions due to deficiencies in knowledge, tools and networks necessary for mosque community leaders to effectively launch, and partner in, health research programs and initiatives. The EMPART Project is a community health research project that aims to engage stakeholders to reduce life expectancy gaps in mosques communities by strengthening their community-based patient-centered research through the Mosque Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Toolkit.


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About the Townhall Series

A cohort of trained community health and social workers, Chicagoland mosque communities and patient representatives have been actively participating in a 12 month research project to build mosque community capacity to improve health through the application of a new toolkit that sets the agenda for Muslim-focused patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The toolkit creates a platform for stakeholders to discuss Muslim community health problems, dynamics and solutions using patient-centered methods in a faith-based community setting.


To achieve this aim, each town hall will feature mosque community presentations and round table discussions on how to best address health priorities and raise awareness of the Healthy Chicago 2025 goal, closing life expectancy gaps, from a patient-centered approach in faith-based communities.

Town Hall Series Dates

Masjid of Bolingbrook

July 15th: 11am-1pm

Exploring ways to bring health programs and awareness about mental and social well-being to the

mosque-community.


Muslim Society Inc.

July 24th: 2 pm-4 pm

Become a Patient Partner by understanding health care options to reduce the life expectancy gap and help patients

with better-informed healthcare choices


Al-Nahda Center

August 8th: 2 pm-4 pm

How can mosque-community Free Clinics bridge the life expectancy gap by using Mosque-PCOR Toolkit and Community Health Worker model?


Muslim Community Center

Aug 29th: 11 am-1 pm

Promoting awareness about health research programs to reduce the life expectancy gap using

the Mosque-PCOR Toolkit and Community Health Worker Model


Support the Mosque Communities!

Worry Free Community would like to share a special opportunity for you to promote Muslim-focus health outcomes research. Specifically, we welcome your support for, and invite you to participate in, our virtual town halls, "Health Equity Townhalls."


With your support, we would like to supply funding for the mosque communities to provide education and awareness about health and social well-being within their own communities and to encourage engagement with the faith-based communities at the grassroot level for participation. A sponsorship highlights your organization's investment and participation in furthering Muslim-focused community health.

About the EMPART Project

This project is funded in part by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent research institute authorized by Congress through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) in 2010. PCORI helps people make informed decisions, and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting evidence0based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.

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