211379 From Community Participation Research to Dissemination

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:50 PM

Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD , UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
The dissemination of research-derived knowledge for use in improving health goes beyond the usual role of scientists and public health professionals and involves multiple societal sectors. Environmental health research presents special challenges because of the level of public concern associated with poorly understood threats from environmental toxicants. Science that incorporates the principles of participatory research can go along way to facilitating the communication and dissemination of research results. This presentation will take the example of the NIEHS/NCI-sponsored Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers to illustrate successes and challenges in incorporating the principles of participatory research and steps taken toward broad dissemination of research results.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define dissemination and implementation research. 2. Describe the general issues involved in the dissemination of results from complex community-based research. 3. Describe the practical considerations of research dissemination derived from a specific example of community-based participatory research.

Keywords: Communication, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Principal Investigator of a study that incorporates the principals of community-based participation research and issues of research dissemination. I have written on this topic for the peer reviewed literature. I am the Co-Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF.
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.