Equipping Muslims with PCOR-Based, Action-Oriented Research Tools [EMPART]
This is a community-based healthcare project to amplify and channel all patients’ and caregivers’ voices in mosque communities using a patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) approach to address key Muslim community health needs and disparities.
We have trained community health workers (CHWs) to share and implement PCOR principles in mosques and facilitate data-gathering in order to improve well-being, medical & social services in Chicagoland’s Muslim communities.
The Muslim communities of Greater Chicago have been long underserved, under-represented and undervalued within the healthcare and health research. Through community partnerships, we aim to find solutions that will address Muslim communities’ needs within the healthcare sector, leading to improved health outcomes.
How To Get Involved
Anybody with a stake in community health and well-being is invited to join us! Some key ways to get involved: Become a community partner and joining the first-ever comprehensive Health Asset Map for Muslims in Chicagoland. Bring your concerns to the monthly Stakeholder Meetings with CHWs as a patient, caregiver or a community member. Reach out to us anytime if you or your organization want to learn techniques to improve the health status of Muslims in our communities.