223745 Asserting the right to health: CBPR as a vehicle to promote racial health and health care equity

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 9:06 AM - 9:24 AM

Christina Hardy, MPH , Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention / NC TraCS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Nettie Coad , The Partnership Project, Greensboro, NC
Donna J. Biederman, RN, MN , Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Nora Jones, MEd , The Partnership Project, Greensboro, NC
Jennifer Schaal, MD , The Partnership Project, Greensboro, NC
Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH , Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Turner Wiley , Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative, Greensboro, NC
Historically, African Americans have suffered many inequities including exclusion from participating in and benefitting from rigorous research. A changing paradigm ushered in community based participatory research with the prospect for historically marginalized persons to participate, as equal partners, in the generation of knowledge through the research process. Our community-academic-medical partnership, the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative, has capitalized on the tenets of CBPR in efforts to promote racial equity in health and health care in Greensboro, NC and further. Grounded in the concepts and principles of The People's Institute of Survival and Beyond's (PISAB) Undoing Racismô training, our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-disciplinary team works to expose and eliminate institutional racism. Our development as a collaborative was an inclusive process that involved further education and discussion of institutional culture and institutional racism, cultural sharing and structured storytelling that culminated in the establishment of a Full Value Contract to cement the terms of our working relationships. In this presentation, we will describe our genesis and evolution with a focus on our foundational elements of Undoing Racismô training, CBPR training, our Full Value Contract, IRB training for non-traditional investigators and our by-laws that have shaped our Collaborative and sustained our efforts, over the past six years, to promote health equity in the pursuit of social justice.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
1. By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to list methods for developing a sustainable community-academic-medical partnership that focuses on promoting health equity in pursuit of social justice.

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Sustainability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I, Christina Y. Hardy, am qualified to present because, as a member of the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative, I work with our administrative operation. I have written grants for and led research finding dissemination programs regarding our CBPR projects, which gives me first hand knowledge of our history and evolution.
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.