We are honored that you have agreed to serve as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the 
Georgia State University Prevention Research Center!  Your willingness to commit your time and talent to improve the health and well-being of Clarkston, Georgia, 
is acknowledged with thanks, and greatly appreciated.

We are committed to a sustained, respectful and engaged relationship with the Community Advisory Board.  Please reach out to us directly if we ever fail to meet this commitment.

Looking forward to a lasting and meaningful collaboration.


Michael and Rodney

Community Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 10
5 - 6:30PM

The PRC team wants to listen to your concerns at the next CAB meeting. Time will be set aside for members to discuss community matters. Come ready to share!

Research Team Updates

  • Researchers are enrolling parents to participate in Zoom interviews to learn more about parenting norms among various ethnic groups in Clarkston (CAB can continue to circulate recruitment flyer — interested parents should sign up here).
  • The team is developing a strategy for translating SafeCare curriculum in stages as core concepts are identified and modified. Identifying community members/organizations to translate and back-translate.
  • The SafeCare Adaptation Team is meeting bimonthly in sub-groups to iteratively develop and adapt the SafeCare curriculum and delivery for each targeted adaptation (Congolese, Ethiopian/Eritrean, Burmese, Afghan). The Congolese sub-group is shown below. 


The PRC team has been busy responding to COVID-19 in the Clarkston community. Here are some updates on recent work.
  • The PRC COVID-19 Resources webpage has flyers translated into dozens of world languages from the CDC, IRC, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and the DeKalb County Board of Health.
  • The PRC and Refugee Women’s Network created videos in Nepali on what to do if you’re sick or if someone in your house is sick.
  • The PRC, the Clarkston COVID-19 Community Task Force, and Ethne Health have created a booklet with answers to common questions about coronavirus. 
  • Dr. Iris Feinberg has made hundreds of masks that have been distributed to the Clarkston community. If you need masks, contact Dr. Mary Helen O’Connor and let her know how many you need.


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