graphic designer + writer
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We Care - Social Design Project

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WeCare supports clinics in providing patient-centered and inclusive services.

A project about HIV Stigma and Trust using a Human Centered + Collaborative Approach in collaboration with MICA graduate and undergraduate students at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) collaborated with MICA’s Center for Social Design + Baltimore City Health Department’s IMPACT Campaign initiative to address the impact of smoke exposure in the home.

students from a variety of disciplines work in collaboration with outside partners and address complex social problems over the course of a

In Fall 2017, an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) collaborated with MICA’s Center for Social Design + Baltimore City Health Department’s IMPACT Campaign initiative to address the impact of smoke exposure in the home. In Baltimore, 50 percent of middle schoolers live with a smoker. Utilizing a human-centered, collaborative and design-driven approach, the team met with health professionals to better understand of the problem, interviewed families to gain new insights, and facilitated design workshops to generate ideas and prototypes. The research and brainstorming resulted in HealthiAir, a pop-up event that supports families in creating smoke-free comfort zones in their homes, identifying practical ways to get started, and connecting to the resources they need.

The project is going to be focused on creating design solutions that build respect between providers & patients, particularly those who have marginalized & stigmatized (LGBTQ, and people living with HIV.)

How might we foster a supportive healthcare environment for patients and providers?

 
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the problem: “When you talk about accessing health care providers, how do we make a way so that they can recognize that there’s a trans masculine person right there in front of them that does not fit what they would think is a trans masculine person.”- Baltimore in Conversation Cell

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the problem: People may be so overwhelmed with posters and pamphlets they overlook information.

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the problem: The clinics and communities operate in isolation.
what if we connected the clinics with community projects? And brought them into the clinic?

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