#TrustWorkers: Community Health Worker Photovoice Exhibition Opening
The Trust Project at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) and Columbia University is pleased to invite you to the Opening Night of our Community Health Worker Photovoice Exhibition “#TrustWorkers: (Re)Building Relationships between New Yorkers and the Medical System.” The exhibition will feature the intimate photographic narratives of Community Health Workers (CHWs) who work at the frontlines of building trust and providing medical care to New Yorkers.
Join us on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in the East Atrium at The Forum @ Columbia, located at 125th and Broadway.
The exhibition and opening night will be free and open to the public. Drinks and appetizers will be provided during the Opening Night.
The event program will include testimonials from local Community Healthcare Workers and remarks from health experts and New York City community leaders, including:
- Dr. Olusimbo Ige, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Dr. Elizabeth Cohn, Associate Dean for Research, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, CUNY
- Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. representative
- Dr. Gil Eyal, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, Principle Investigator at the Trust Project
- And more!
In partnership with the Bronx Community Health Network, Weill Cornell, New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, partners at Hunter College, this exhibition explores firsthand accounts of how CHWs have served diverse communities by providing access and information about health, nutrition, public services, vaccination and more. In doing so, CHWs build important trust relationships between the communities they serve, the medical establishment, and the City’s public institutions.
The goal of this exhibition is to raise awareness of the critical work of CHWs as “trusted mediators” in the nation’s public health system and catalyze an overdue conversation about community health, trust and mistrust in medical science, and pathways for reforms.
Join us for this opportunity to bring our communities together after years of quarantine and separation and to connect with all involved for collaboration, learn about access to services, and more.