Bed bug Infestations in West Philadelphia/ Violence Prevention in Philadelphia
GETTING STARTED Brains OrientationGrit Inspiration
ViolenceDirectory• Ecosystem of efforts Violence PreventionPhillyRising w/ Dr. Eugenia Garvin• Government partnership
Philly RisingProgram-community advancementprogram based in high crimeareas
Short Term (6mo-2yr): Community ↓ crime (part 1, 2, & QOL) ↑ perceptions of safety ↓ physical disorder/blight ↑ community engagement ↑ community Measuring pride/empowerment ↑ faith & trust in Success government -importance of community ↑ collective efficacy feelings in relation to crime ↓ truancy rates - Creating survey
Com Ne Disa pletel utr gre y al e Agre e7. If there is a problem 1 2 3 4 5around here, neighborsget together to deal with it.8. This is a close knit 1 2 3 4 5neighborhood.9.When you get right down 1 2 3 4 5 The Survey:to it, nobody in thisneighborhood cares muchwhat happens to me. Neighborhood10.People in this area arewilling to help their 1 2 3 4 5 Sectionneighbors. - -based on Project for Human Development in11.People in this 1 2 3 4 5 Chicago Neighborhoodsneighborhood generallydon’t get along with eachother.12. People in this 1 2 3 4 5neighborhood can betrusted.
The following questions are aboutactivities you might do during a typicalday. Does your health now limit you inthese activities? If so, how much? Yes, Yes, No, not limite limited limited d a lot a little at alla. Moderate 1 2 3 activities, The Survey: such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum Health Section cleaner, -taken from the SF-12 bowling, or playing golfa. Climbing 1 2 3 several flights of stairs
For the Future… Case vs. control neighborhoods Door-to-door surveying with PhillyRising staff
BedbugEpidemiology-the bedbug epidemic inPhiladelphia-importance for housing andhealth
The Survey:EnvironmentSection-difficulty of studying unknownvariables
The Survey:Beliefs Section- Meant to uncover awareness and responses- Uncovered issue of stigma and misconceptions, although varied by area
Community BasedParticipatory Research (CBPR) When locals/beneficiaries are involved in the identification of the problem, collection and analysis of data, and implementation of the results.
Community involvement inPhillyRising Project Close to model of Community-Based Participatory Research Programitself relies on residents to identify problems Program partners part of interviewing team
…but how to involvecommunity in bedbugresearch?
My Answer(ish) Wideningmy definition of community to everyone affected by outcomes Accepting complexity of HSR in order to create the best possible partnerships