Supporting the Latinx Community's Health Needs in Southwest Virginia - Partnerships and Collaboration during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Methodology Paper

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The Latinx community in southwest Virginia is isolated and vulnerable, with many of their members undocumented and unable to access quality health, education, and social resources, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a collaborative oral history project focusing on the Latinx community, the authors detail their experiences as information professionals managing a transdisciplinary oral history project, and how inclusive, collaborative practices, rooted in community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods can be translated into combating health disparities of vulnerable communities. Medical and information professionals, along with the impacted communities and mutual aid organizations must come together in sharing resources, information, and ideas to address global health inequities. Marginalized communities of color need to be included, not just as active participants but as the momentum leading discussions around solutions for global health inequities.



Community-based participatory research, Oral history, Health literacy, Latinx, COVID-19