Discussions with Five Diverse Communities
These videos were created as part of a grant to The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
The videos are intended for use by researchers, course instructors and students. The hope is that awareness of gender issues specific to each community and across communities will improve the ways in which researchers and healthcare providers collaborate with diverse communities throughout the research and healthcare process.
The Community Faces of Utah (CFU) agreed to be a partner in this project, sharing the perspectives of each community as part of the effort to educate researchers and healthcare providers. CFU community leaders recruited women and men from each of the their communities for the video interviews.
- Native American
- Pacific Islander
- Mental Health
- Reproductive Health
- Substance Abuse
- Transportation Needs
- Traditional Remedies
- Unique Characteristics
- Work Outside of Home
About the Interviewer
Heather Coulter, M.Ed., currently serves as the Community Liaison for the Community Outreach and Collaboration Core of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and as a Senior Education Specialist at the Genetic Science Learning Center. As Community Liaison, Ms. Coulter facilitates collaborations among the diverse communities that are part of the Community Faces of Utah (CFU), researchers and others who are interested in working with CFU.
Ms. Coulter has been active in the field of education for over 15 years. Her previous positions in science education and administration, including serving as a clinical faculty member at the University of Utah, involved working with students, their families, and elementary educators in communities and schools throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Through these experiences, Ms. Coulter has developed expertise in facilitating collaborations among diverse communities and with academia.