Elizabeth Godown, M.S.W. (she/her) is the Organizational Learning & Wellness Coordinator at Refugee Community Partnership. She is driven by a vision of a world in which all people can access culturally responsive healing and support, where patients can direct the care that is best for them regardless of language, race, or immigration status.

During her Master’s studies at UNC Chapel Hill, she worked on a community-based participatory research team studying perinatal mental health in rural North Carolina, where she learned the incredible value of grounding research in the lived experiences of people who are most impacted by a problem and centering their voices and ideas when crafting solutions.

Elizabeth’s work focuses on creating supportive networks of healing through an anti-oppressive, holistic, and trauma-informed lens. Her approach to community-led research is informed by work as a doula, trauma educator, food justice steward, and group facilitator and is rooted in building deep relationships with communities to transform the way we deliver and receive care.

Elizabeth Godown is a 2022 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Research for Health Equity program, managed by AcademyHealth.

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