3202.0 Strategies to Improve Community-Based Research, Planning and Services

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
Community-based research represents a bridge between academic and community knowledge of health problems and behaviors by incorporating community health perceptions and expert knowledge. To promote change in the health status of a population, community-based research, planning and services can be utilized. However, improvements in community-based research and interventions are needed. Presenters in this section will address innovative strategies for increasing the capacity of community-academic partnerships to impact health status.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the benefits of using a conceptual framework as a basis for program evaluation. 2) List challenges arising in participatory research. 3) Integrate readiness assessments into prevention planning and implementation efforts. 4) Prioritize the importance of providing training and capacity building opportunities to community leaders and community-based organizations in Spanish-speaking communities. 5) Understand the importance of providing and evaluating training and technical assistance to build the data capacity of community-based organizations.
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

12:30 PM
12:45 PM
Integrating community readiness assessments into the translational research process
Sheila Faye LaHousse, MA, Pennie G. Foster-Fishman, PhD and Paula R. Beerman, MPH
1:00 PM
Community Knowledge Project: Círculos de Acción, Círculos de Salud
Erin Elizabeth Kent, PhD, Diego Solares and Michael J. Montoya, PhD
1:30 PM
Measuring the impact of a community-based data capacity building effort in California: Results from the Data & Democracy Statewide Training Initiative
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, Peggy Toy, MA, Helen Jung, MPH, Roberta Wyn, PhD and Steven P. Wallace, PhD

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

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