Mission/Goals

Mission/Goals

Mission

To promote health and prevent disease with populations of Deaf sign language users and people with hearing loss through community-based participatory research.

Goals

  • To eliminate health disparities in populations of Deaf sign language users and people with hearing loss.
  • To unite the RPRC:NCDHR, its partners and partner communities through enduring collaborative relationships.
  • To establish a rich, generalizable evidence base regarding health risks, determinants of health, and effective health promotion interventions in populations of Deaf sign language users and people with hearing loss and assure its dissemination.
  • To establish the RPRC:NCDHR as a leading health research organization.

Opportunities

Deaf Strong Hospital 2015

Actors needed!

 

Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.

DSH 2014 group pic

This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.

You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.

Interested? Contact

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus

Email: ian_deandrealazarus@urmc.rochester.edu