This project is funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program, Community Research for Health Equity (CRHE), a community-led research program that seeks to elevate community voices and make the priorities of communities the primary goal of local health system transformation efforts. The goal of the study is to examine how providing skills, knowledge, and resources to those impacted by reproductive health issues in the Tulsa area works to influence health system policy. The study seeks to equip reproductive health advocates with community organizing strategies complemented by community-based participatory research approaches in order to collect stories from individuals with direct experience of reproductive health inequity. The information collected will be integrated with relevant health data. Participatory data analysis will then be used to identify common themes, which will then inform the development of policy priorities and changes in practice and education. Deliverables will include a project work plan and annual and final narrative and financial reports. The project team will also produce a public-facing product of their choice to share new knowledge that can address local health care system inequities and/or make recommendations for action toward system improvements, including the catalytic potential of community-university partnerships to advance community-driven research for health equity. 

Principal Investigator(s)

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Tami Moore

Associate Professor - Oklahoma State University

Tami Moore is co-director of the Center for Public Life @ OSU-Tulsa (CPL), and an associate professor in the S... Read Bio

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Marshan Marick, DrPH, M.P.H.

Assistant Teaching Professor - Oklahoma State University

Marshan Marick, DrPH, MPH is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Public Health at Oklahoma State University. Read Bio


Greg Robinson, II

Founder and Senior Consultant - Standpipe Hill Strategies, LLC

The son of an activist and an accountant, Greg Robinson, II attacks injustice with passion and precision. Read Bio


Kristi Williams

Chair - City of Tulsa’s Greater Tulsa African American Affairs Commission

Kristi Williams is a 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre descendant and Creek Freedmen descendant. Read Bio

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Regina Lewis

Director - Women's Center at Oklahoma State University

Dr. Lewis received her Doctorate degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University (OSU); her Bach... Read Bio