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This research study used a qualitative, multiple-method approach to explore how new mothers identify and prioritize their own postpartum needs and where they go to access information and support within six months of giving birth. This study also used feminist poststructuralist methodology, discourse analysis as well as social network analysis and mapping to critically examine how new mothers across Nova Scotia access support.
The goal of the proposed research program is to reduce HIV vulnerabilities and promote resilience through active engagement of self-identified heterosexual ACB men in community HIV responses, programs, research, and policy. We will engage and mobilize self-identified heterosexual ACB men who are: aged 16 and over;
This four-phase study employed a case study design allowing for multiple means of data collection and different units of analysis. Phase 1 consists of a scoping review of the literature. Phases 2 and 3 incorporate pictorial representations of food choices (photovoice in Phase 2) with semi-structured photo-elicited interviews (in Phase 3).
This is a three-phased mixed-method programme evaluation guided by the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) evaluation framework and the tenets of community-based participatory research. Instrumental case study methodology will be employed to gain an in-depth understanding of what impact(s) the programme is having on mothers, their partners, and their families (phase I-qualitative). A questionnaire, regression modelling, and geospatial analysis will be conducted to gain a deeper understanding of specific programme outputs and to generate information that will help inform programme reach (phase II-quantitative). Study phase III will focus on knowledge translation activities to stakeholders and the broader academic community.
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership partnered with the Collaborative Critical Research for Equity and Transformation in Health lab at the University of Ottawa and the Canadians of African Descent Health Organization to implement a project to build local organizational capacities to understand, monitor, and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant and racialized populations
This research was done to examine and understand the infant feeding practices and experiences of HIV-positive Black women living in Ottawa, Canada, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Miami, the USA during the first year of life. This study sought not only to understand the experiences of Black mothers residing in western countries but also to explore the experiences of indigenous Black women in Nigeria as promising inexpensive solutions there may inform practice in Canada and the U.S.
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