228748 How current institutional practices/policies may threaten the existence of authentic CBPR partnerships, policy and products: A community perspective

Saturday, November 6, 2010 : 1:50 PM - 2:25 PM

Kent Key, BBA , Flint Odyssey House Health Awareness Center, Flint, MI
This presentation presents a case study of how inequities within the structure of community partnerships can play havoc with their sustainability. While considerable research focuses on starting community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects, fewer studies have focused on the way alterations in partnership policies and practices may undermine the sustainability of community-institutional partnerships. This Flint, Michigan, case study uses experience to examine how inequitable policies and practices can threaten the viability of even the most well-established partnerships.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. identify how institutional policies may prevent effective partnerships and collaboration in CBPR; 2. discuss strategies to counter institutional policies that may create distrust and hinder or destroy CBPR partnerships 3. identify approaches to policy collaboration and partnership practices that promote mutually beneficial practices to ensure equitable relationships within CBPR partnerships.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the first author of this presentation, and have in-depth experience with these issues as a leader of the Flint Odyssey House Health Awareness Center, Flint, MI; and Community Co-Chair, Capacity-Building Steering Committee, Prevention Research Center of Michigan.
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.