The American Assembly has awarded a grant to ASPIRE (Advancing Solutions in Policy, Implementation, Research and Engagement for Refugees), an initiative that takes a multidisciplinary approach to responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.
The recently completed Women ASPIRE study examined the health and mental health concerns of 507 Syrian refugee women in non-camp settings in Jordan. This grant specifically aims to support a 10-day convening of scholars, health care professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders that will:
interpret findings from the Women ASPIRE study
create informed policy and programmatic recommendations for health agencies in Jordan regarding the most effective means of meeting the health needs of Syrian refugee women living outside of camps
build a network of researchers, clinicians, NGO staff, and multilateral agencies in Jordan that is dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue and advocacy to support Syrian refugee women in Jordan
We believe such a gathering constitutes a pivotal step in developing effective research-based interventions that incorporate community perspectives, and are proud to fund a proposal with such great potential to improve health outcomes.