With support from the Brown University Sexual Health Advocacy and Policy Education (SHAPE) Grant, O$A has had the opportunity to facilitate qualitative research on healthcare for sex workers in Rhode Island.

Our project Caring for Sex Workers explores the subject of sex worker health in Rhode Island. We examine the knowledge gap in medical education surrounding sex worker health, and look to develop and implement educational materials for medical students. Through this project, we have examined how healthcare settings can build an environment that not only provides effective and compassionate healthcare to sex workers, but also serves to lessen the isolation and stigma that people working in the sex industry experience.

In September 2022, the first piece of writing based upon our research was published!

Earning Housing: Removing Barriers to Housing to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Chronically Homeless Sex Workers

Check out the zines our team assembled & distributed at the conference!