WombCare Consulting is currently engaged in several exciting projects with partners from various hospital and community health agencies.
My research and projects are guided by the following frameworks:
- Community-based participatory research approach (CBPR)
- Socio-ecological model (SEM)
- Gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community-based approaches seeks to engage and center BIPOC folks at the core, understand their issues, give them a voice to share their experiences and empower them to provide sustainable solutions in our communities.
Using a social ecological model examines reproductive health inequities at various levels: individual, interpersonal, community, organizational, structural (within healthcare systems and institutions) and provides strategic approaches while engaging key stakeholders to ensure sustainable solutions.
Incorporating GBA+ into programs, policies, and initiatives I work on ensure the diverse needs of BIPOC folks are being met by accounting for various factors such as sex, gender, age, disability, language, culture, geography etc.
What is the W.O.M.B Health Study?
W.O.M.B Health Study – (Black Cis-Women and Trans-people with reproductive issues facing Marginalization, systemic Barriers and racism) (forthcoming)
The WOMB (Black Cis-Women and Trans-peOple with reproductive issues facing Marginalization, systemic Barriers and racism) health research project will convene diverse groups of Black people (i.e. Black Francophones, Afro-Caribbean, Black Canadian, and Indigenous African) with common reproductive health issues (i.e. uterine fibroids and endometriosis) to discuss the barriers in accessing care that meets their needs. Black people with this shared experience are often disconnected due to shame, isolation, marginalization, lack of community supports and access to culturally competent healthcare providers. This project will engage Black people across the Greater Toronto Area in community meetings (virtually and in-person) to develop a plan of inclusive reproductive health programs and services to further improve their health.
Who will Benefit from this Project?
This project will aim to impact Black people in the community from various ethnic backgrounds (Afro-Caribbean, Black Canadian, and African descent). The study population will also include trans-men and gender non-conforming individuals. Additionally, this project will pioneer future initiatives and policies to improve the reproductive health of other racialized groups.
Where will the study take place?
Ottawa and Toronto hospital and community health centre sites.