I had a breakthrough today!!!
One of my good friends has her MSN with a focus on community and family health, and we were talking, and she said "Well, what about our Hispanic population?" We have an increasing Hispanic population, particularly Guatemalan, in an area that previously had basically no diversity, so it's a culture shock for the town, as well as our new residents.
Well, after brainstorming and thinking out loud for a little while (neither of us are ever short on words:wink2: ), we thought about, "How could we make healthcare more effective and culturally sensitive for the Hispanic population". I went further, (so I could narrow this for my purposes), and thought about pregnant women and newborn care. I'm thinking this will be a qualitative study, where I would interview different women who are pregnant and up to six weeks postpartum. This would fit perfectly, as I do home visits for these very clients.
It just so happens that she happens to know a local man at our Latin Community Center who has just received a $9500 grant to perform this very type of study, but can't find anyone who is qualified or knowledgeable enough to run it!!!!!!!!! It's not the money I'm so happy about (because I probably will see very little, if any of it), but it will help pay for interpreters and supplies, which I would not have been able to do on my own--I would have had to depend on friends and colleagues to lend a helping hand, which I know can be a royal P.I.T.A).
I'm doing my own little happy dance right now!!!
I would really like to thank all of you who had input, and welcome any other ideas, also..you are all great!