238711 Translating Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Principles into Practice

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM

Jessica Burke, PhD, MHS , Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
Sally Hess, RN, MPH , House of Ruth Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Kamden Hoffmann, MA, MPH , Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ellyn Loy, LCSW-C , House of Ruth Maryland, House of Ruth Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM , Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Maryanne Bailey, MPH, CPH , Center for Injury Research & Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Adrienne Walnoha , Community Human Services Corporation, Community Human Services Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
Genevieve Barbee, BFA , Community Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Yonas, DrPH , School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Individuals from two academic institutions and two community organizations partnered for an initiative to cultivate academic-community partnership infrastructures. They implemented CBPR workshops to help academic and community members develop a common language and understanding of the principles and practice. This presentation focuses on two Baltimore workshops. Participants representing research and community organizations took part; approximately half were community members. At workshop one (n=18), the accepted principles of CBPR were discussed. Building from that discussion, the partnership re-wrote each principle into interpretable sentences. For example, principle #3: “Facilitate collaborative, equitable partnership in all phases of the research” was revised to “Enable fairness and equality at each step of the research process”. Participants worked at workshop two (n=24) in small groups to identify what could be done to “put the principle into practice”. A range of actions were identified. For example, suggestions for principle #3 included defining how partners should address each other and developing a structured way to check-in with group members. Details regarding the principles and practices will be provided. Illustrative video segments from workshop two will be included and workshop evaluation results presented. The revised principles and practices can easily be used to facilitate conversations with academic and community members.

Learning Areas:
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1.Decribe the history of CBPR workshops for academic and community members. 2.Explore suggestions from the academic and community workshop participants about how to put the principles of CBPR into practice.

Keywords: Community-Based Health Promotion, Participatory Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am co-PI of the study from which the data was collected. I am also co-director of the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute's Community PARTners Core.
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.