4090.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Community-Based Participatory Research: Lessons Learned from the Urban Research Centers

Social factors that influence the health of communities have received growing attention in recent years. While there is a growing body of theory and epidemiologic evidence describing these factors, a current challenge is applying this knowledge to public health practice. Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is one approach to bridging this gap between research and practice. CBPR involves community members, researchers and public health practitioners in partnerships to address issues of concern to communities. Communities often prioritize taking action to address social determinants of health. CBPR offers an important approach for designing and evaluating community-based interventions which address the social determinants of health. The CDC established the Urban Research Centers (URC) program in 1995 to support community-based health promotion efforts and recently expanded the program to include Centers in Detroit, New York and Seattle. The URCs use CBPR methods to address social determinants of health in urban, marginalized communities. The URCs have established community-researcher-practitioner partnerships, developed principles for CBPR, and implemented and evaluated urban health promotion and disease prevention projects using participatory evaluation methods, including ones related to asthma, violence prevention, HIV, immunization, and community building. They have specified models which describe how social determinants affect health and are testing and refining the models through their programmatic activities. This session will describe how each URC has developed interventions to address social determinants of health and how they have used CBPR to guide and evaluate their activities. CDC activities addressing social determinants of health and using CBPR will also be described
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):James Krieger, MD, MPH
Barbara A. Israel, DrPH
David Vlahov, PhD
Donna Higgins, PhD
12:30 PMAddressing Social Determinants of Health through Community-Based Participatory Research: Lessons Learned from Seattle Partners for Healthy Communities
James Krieger, MD, MPH, Sandra Ciske, RN, MN, Bookda Gheisar, MSW, ACSW, Jack Thompson, MSW
12:50 PMAddressing social determinants of health through community-based participatory research: The East Side Village Health Worker Partnership, a project of the Detroit Urban Research Center
Amy J. Schulz, PhD, MPH, Edith A. Parker, DrPH, Barbara A. Israel, Dr.P.H, Murlisa Robinson, BA, Alex Allen, BA
1:10 PMCommunity based participatory research on interventions to affect social determinants of health: Harlem
David Vlahov, PhD, Eric Canales, Ely Fontanez, Nicholas Freudenberg, PhD
Sponsor:Academic Public Health Caucus
Cosponsors:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Environment; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Spirit of 1848 Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA