Building on strategies of immigrant-serving agencies and a collaborative hub in Houston, this Working Group will analyze communication to serve immigrant communities during COVID-19. It will focus first on communications involving agencies in the collaborative, and with government and funders. Second, it will explore communication with immigrant communities, examining accessibility, digital access and literacy, and trust of sources. This group will put its research into practice among organizations and within communities.
Immigrant Communities and Effective Risk Communication in COVID-19
Working Group Lead
Sophie Albert, The Alliance
Working Group Members
Tomas Aguilar, Living Hope Wheelchair Association
Katy Atkiss, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
Sophia Banu, Baylor College of Medicine
Ila Gautham, Baylor College of Medicine
Aisha Koroma, The Alliance
Melissa Villarreal, University of Colorado Boulder
Lorna Wilks, Baylor College of Medicine
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.