205026 Do current institutional practices/policies threaten the existence of authentic CBPR

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 1:45 PM

E. Hill De Loney, MA , Flint Odyssey House Inc., Health Awareness Center, Flint, MI
Lee Bell, AA , c/o Julie Allen, PRC/MI, Ann Arbor, MI
Bettina Campbell, MSW , YOUR Center, Flint, MI
Kent Key, BBA, PhD (c) , Flint Odyssey House Health Awareness Center, Flint, MI
Arlene Sparks, MPA , GCCARD, Flint, MI
Julie Ober Allen, MPH , School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Researchers, past and present, nearly always focus on the shortcomings of people most disproportionately affected by the subject interest of the researchers, which often excludes the input of the community of interest (human subjects). One area of concern that is often not explicitly outlined by CBPR partnerships is when CBOs share their ideas, curricula, and programs bringing their expertise, new innovative approaches, and intellectual properties to the partnership/collaborative. The lack of clarity regarding ownership of intellectual property can not only create conflict but raise concerns about trust, commitment to the spirit of CBPR principles, and the viability of CBOs. This may threaten and ultimately destroy the partnership/collaborative. This workshop, presented from a community perspective, will address the challenges and issues of current institutional policies, procedures, and practices, as well as prohibitive and restrictive interpretations of those policies. This workshop will promote equitable collaborative relationships among CBOs, public and private health agencies, and other community stake-holders.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) identify and understand how institutional policies prevent effective partnerships/collaboratives in CBPR; 2) identify strategies that address institutional policies that create distrust and ultimately destroy CBPR partnerships/collaboratives; and 3) advocate for policies, procedures, and practices that promote and embrace mutual beneficial practices that ensure that all partners are equal in CBPR.

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a CBO representative in several CBPR projects and partnerships over the last decade. My organization and those of other CBO partners have been greatly affected by the policies and procedures of our institutional partners.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.