We believe the best way to serve our community is by hearing exactly what they need straight from them.
Each quarter we work to provide you with new and impactful opportunities for you and your clients to give vital feedback so we can all build a better Austin, together.
See this quarter's opportunities below:
LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study. The City of Austin Commission for LGBTQ Quality of Life (Commission) and the Austin Office of Equality are working with Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) to lead an LGBTQIA + Quality of Life Study. These groups are looking for help identifying individuals who would like to participate in a focus group that will discuss the Spanish-speaking LGBTQIA + community in Austin. The group will be virtual and to ensure that there is enough time for each participant to share their experience, the group is limited to 12 people. Learn more >
La Calidad de Vida LGBTQ. La Comisión para la Calidad de Vida LGBTQ de la Ciudad de Austin (Comisión) y la Oficina de Igualdad de Austin están trabajando con Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) para dirigir un Estudio de Calidad de Vida LGBTQIA+. Entre muchos beneficios, este estudio permite que la Comisión y la Ciudad comprendan mejor las fortalezas y la diversidad de la comunidad y defiendan de manera más efectiva sus necesidades.
Le estamos pidiendo a las personas que nos ayuden a identificar a personas que gusten participar en un grupo de enfoque que se centrara en la comunidad LGBTQIA + en Austin que habla español. El grupo de enfoque será virtual y, para garantizar que haya suficiente tiempo para que cada participante tenga suficiente tiempo para aportar su opinión, tenemos un registro limitado a 12 personas. Aquí puede encontrar la página web del Estudio de Calidad de Vida LGBTQIA +.
Refugee Children Study. The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin is conducting a study on immigrant children who have recently been detained with a parent (or other caregiver) and possibly siblings. They are specifically studying the mental health, developmental effects, and wellbeing of these children. Families that participate will be asked to complete a quantitative survey followed by a qualitative interview and will be compensated for their time.
For the time being, all interviews will be conducted over the phone with the families. We hope the findings from this study can be used to inform future policy and to help improve the work of those providing direct services to these families. If you have any families that are interested and meet the criteria, please feel free to share their information via the secured Refugee Children Study Recruitment Form.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the study at 512-586-0956 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Families from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We will consider families from other Spanish
-Speaking countries in Central America (not Mexico)
-Families with children ages 8 to 13
-Families that were detained regardless of time (by either CBP or ICE) *Families could've been detained together or separated while detained
*Families will be compensated for their time