5172.0 Community-based Participatory Research Models

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
This workshop will include in its discussions an alternate approach to the vertical staff structure that has traditionally operated in public health settings. The Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine developed an innovative horizontally organizational structure with a peer group to overlay and augment the vertical structure. The outcome of the study resulted in improved skill-sets and work performance. The session will also discuss a study designed to create a Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) subset of the Health Services Research Resources database and dissemination of information about the PHSR subset and related research to the PHSR research community. A presenter will discuss the use of community-based participatory research techniques in identifying and assessing healthcare access indicators within a community setting.
Session Objectives: Participants should be able to: Describe and illustrate benefits and challenges of the horizontally organizational structure model . Access and use the Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) subset of the Health Services Research Resources database maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Identify techniques used to obtain feedback from community members on access to healthcare services within the community and describe a process used to identify need regarding access to healthcare services.

2:50 PM
Project management in public health research settings: The impact of innovative organizational and structural elements on management and practice
Tinka Markham Piper, MPH, CSW, Sara Putnam, MPH, Ebele O. Benjamin, MPH, Monique Kusick, Sarah Sisco, MPH, MSW, Princess Fortin, MPH and Micaela H. Coady, MS
3:10 PM
Development, dissemination, and utilization of public health systems research resources
F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, Nikki Lawhorn, MPP, Ashley McCarty and Michelyn W. Bhandari, DrPH, MPH,CPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Health Administration
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Community-Based Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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