Translating Research into Practice: Using Women’s Health Needs Study Data to Inform Local Community-Based Efforts

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This brief highlights how community partners spearheaded wide-ranging dissemination strategies to share findings from the Women’s Health Needs Study (WHNS) back to their local communities and inform their programs and services. WHNS was a one-time survey on women’s health care experiences and needs, as well as their experiences on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). WHNS surveyed US women from countries where FGM/C is practiced. The study took place from November 2020 to June 2021 in four metropolitan areas in the United States (Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York, and Washington, DC) with input, collaboration, and support from community-based organizations.


NORC at the University of Chicago (Petry Ubri, Sabrina Avripas, Madeleine Ott, and Roy Ahn)

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United States