CCA Projects

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Some CCA Projects

  • Food Insecurity - West Bengal

Stories of hunger are shared by community members through in-depth interviews, focus groups, and advisory board meetings. This project aims to identify the underlying problems that result in food insecurity and seeking to work toward grassroots solutions that address these underlying problems.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • Foreign Construction Workers - Singapore

Low-wage migrant workers in the construction industry form a vulnerable segment of Singapore’s population. This group faces many problems, including adjustment to a foreign environment, poor living conditions, and exploitation by employers. These problems lead to a whole host of health issues such as inaccessibility to health care. This research aims to create opportunities to work with foreign construction workers to solve the health issues that they face. Problems are identified and solutions are developed by migrant workers themselves.


  • Foreign Domestic Workers - Singapore

We engage foreign domestic workers (FDW) in dialogue via in-depth interviews and focus groups in order to co-construct their experiences of living and working in Singapore, especially in the context of health and health care. These experiences will help to open up participatory spaces in national discourse, so that relevant policies and interventions can be developed.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • Heart Health - Singapore

This project engages groups in Singapore who are especially vulnerable to cardiovascular disease to highlight the voices of the community in developing culturally-centered health promotion methods and materials.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • MSM & HIV-Prevention - Singapore

The lived sexual experiences of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Singapore form the basis of culturally-grounded knowledge which will be used to develop relevant, community-based interventions for HIV prevention and safe sex promotion.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • MTH Communities & HIV - India

This CARE project will work with MSM, Transgender and Hijra (MTH) communities to understand meanings of health and develop a communication campaign to address the health needs of the community members, along with our partner HIV/AIDS Alliance, Andhra Pradesh.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • Women Farmers & Climate Change - India

Although several studies argue that small-scale poor rural agriculture women farmers are most vulnerable to climate change, and therefore need to adapt urgently, few studies seek to explore how women farmers perceive climate change, and what adaptation strategies they prefer. Working with Deccan Development Society women farmers collectives, called Sanghams, this project seeks to foreground women farmer’s experiences and solutions to climate crisis. This project acknowledges the important role that traditional knowledge can play to adapt to the climate and developmental crisis.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • African-Americans Heart Health in Indiana

Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI: Mohan J Dutta; Co-Investigators: Bart Collins, Titilayo A. Okoror
Total Yrs: 3 years
Total $: $1,500,000

Reducing the incidence of heart disease in the high-risk African-American population in Indiana is the aim of a new $1.5 million grant at Purdue University. Prof. Dutta and his team will collaborate with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition and its affiliates in Lake and Marion counties during the three-year project, which is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The research team will create a technology hub that will allow partners and patients to post information, collaborate online, offer feedback and build technology-based community infrastructures. This health disparities hub will utilize HUBzero, a Web portal environment developed at Purdue.

Read more about the project HERE or HERE.


  • Leveling the Field

Using the power of information as leverage, health communication professor Mohan Dutta hopes to arm African-Americans in Indiana with a knowledge base and a meeting space to improve heart health in their communities and drive research specific to their individual needs. A technology hub funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is becoming a key tool in the grassroots effort. This work recently appeared in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) THiNK Magazine.

Read more about the project HERE.


  • Voices of Hunger Projects | Removing Barriers to Healthy Living

Sponsor: CLA, HOME
PI: Mohan J. Dutta
Total $: $1,500

Some Purdue graduate students in the Brian Lamb School of Communication interviewed and volunteered with 15 food bank clients for the Voices of Hunger in Tippecanoe County project, an ongoing collaboration between communication professor Mohan Dutta and Food Finders Food Bank.

Read more about the project HERE.


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