Responsive Resourcing (RR) - University of Houston
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Project Description

Responsive Resourcing (RR) aims to recognize public health barriers unique to the diverse communities or “hubs'' of Houston, including Gulfton, Sunnyside, Pasadena, and Third Ward, as well as uncover the proper resources to help alleviate the health discrepancies in our hubs. RR allows students to gain perspective by engaging in weekly interactive workshops designed to grow awareness of resource gaps, creating opportunities to volunteer in-person and collaborating with community health workers(CHWs) in finding resources for community members across the hubs. Through the experiences RR offers, students will learn about the social determinants of public health concerns specific to Houston and CHW’s unique roles in merging between the community and health institutions.


Plans Moving Forward

Students that are joining RR will be learning about community-specific issues affecting the hubs we serve through in-person and online interactive weekly workshops. Student volunteers will also address those very community issues by helping CHWs coordinate their outreach.The schedule will follow a tri-weekly schedule consisting of resource matching meetings, interactive workshops and in person volunteering. Students will also have the opportunity to shadow Community Health Workers (CHWs) onsite. Through RR, you can help bridge health disparities and gain unique experiences and knowledge from the CHWs you will be collaborating with.

Member Expectations 

  • 1 hour per week member expectations
  • Members must attend all online meetings, including training, resource matching meetings and workshops.
  • Members must attend 3 in person events per semester
*Note: Outreach/volunteering events will occur on the third week of every month and may take up 3-4 hours, but students may leave earlier with prior notice.

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