3426.0 Community-based Research: Lessons Learned by the NIDCR Oral Health Disparities Research Centers

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
Community-based research is essential to understanding and reducing the disproportionate burden of dental caries, periodontal disease, and oral and pharyngeal cancer suffered by vulnerable populations. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funded five Centers in 2001 to conduct research that, partnering with communities, would address health disparities. The seven years of experiences with communities have strengthened the Centers’ research capacity and ability to design appropriate, tailored interventions. This session will emphasis the many essential lessons learned for effective community-based research.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the importance of understanding and engaging the community in a community-based research project. 2. Understand major areas of consideration and strategies of community engagement in a community-based research project. 3. Discuss lessons learned and implications from the experience of the centers.

4:30 PM
Research on Health Disparities: Perspectives of the Community
Lucille Smith, MEd, Woosung Sohn and Amid Ismail
4:45 PM
Community Board: Essential component of community based research
Augusto R. Elías, DMD, MSD, Nydia Cheverez, Walter J. Psoter, DDS, PhD and Carmen J. Buxó, DrPH(c)
5:15 PM

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