5132.0 Culturally Relevant Research to Improve Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Continuous public health research is needed in order to identify areas of need within communities. Joint collaboration between researchers and community members is vital when proposing and/ or implementing programs that aim at improving public/ community health. Community-based participatory research methods (CBPR) encourage community members to actively participate in research studies involving communities and help identify their main health threats, and areas of concern and improvement themselves. Through CBPR, community members contribute to decision making and intervention strategies that will better serve their community and improve public health. Therefore, CBPR is vital to ensure that interventional programs are successful and sustained in communities in order to tackle health disparities and improve health.
Session Objectives: 1. Define community based participatory research. 2. Identify at least two ways in which community members can contribute to CBPR methods. 3. List at least three means researchers can utilize to gain access to communities and collaborate with community key informants to successfully implement sustainable programs that will improve the community’s health.
C. Florence Nwoga, RN, BSN, MSN

10:30 AM
Beyond the volcanoes: A community health assessment in rural Nicaragua
Rebekah Schmerber, Amy C. Cory, PhD, RN, CPNP, Tricia Erdmann, Kerstin Kost and Katherine Thomas
10:50 AM
Beyond the volcanoes: Planning for community action to improve health in rural Nicaragua
Katherine Thomas, Amy C. Cory, PhD, RN, CPNP, Tricia Erdmann, Kerstin Kost and Rebekah Schmerber
11:10 AM
La historia de Roberto: The use of vignettes in Hispanic health research
Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, APRN, BC, Yolanda Davila, PhD, RN and Irma Pecina, AA
11:30 AM
Cultural adaptation of a communication program for Mexican immigrant mothers and children
Diane McNaughton, PhD, RN, Julia Muennich Cowell, PhD, RNC, FAAN and Louis Fogg, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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