Research

The Saint Joseph County Minority participates in several research projects to ensure the best information is availble to providers, consumers and other researchers when it comes to Minority Health Issues.   Below are the projects we have worked on or will be working on in the near future: 

Health Literacy Assesment (2010)- This report summarizes the results of the first phase of the health literacy assessment among racial and ethnic minority populations in selected Indiana counties. This study was conducted by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Bowen Research Center. The project was funded by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and approved by the Indiana University/Clarian Institutional Review Board. Download full report here:

Saint Joseph County Study on Nutrition Education Services (2009)- This report contains the methodology, main findings and recommendations of the St. Joseph County Study on Nutrition Education Services.  Through a community based participatory design, this project sought 1) to identify the available nutrition education services in selected zip codes of St. Joseph County, and 2) to find the gaps and barriers that prevent low income minorities in St. Joseph Country in accessing these services.  Several sources of data collection were used, such as key informant interviews, community member focus groups, advisory board discussions, and analysis of secondary sources such as the American Community Survey, the US Census, and a publication review.  Download full report here:

Saint Joseph County Study on Nutrition Education Services
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Health Literacy Assesment
Health Literacy Assesment
HealthLiteracyProject_Report_Aug2010.pdf
Version: Phase 1
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Saint Joseph County Study on Nutrition Education Services
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