TAA awards grant in support of upcoming ASPIRE convening


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.