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242175 Research for Improved Health: A National Study of Community-University Partnerships
Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:00 AM
The National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center and the Universities of New Mexico and Washington have partnered through a NIH Native American Research Centers for Health grant (2009-2013) to better understand community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects in American Indian/Alaska Native and other communities facing health disparities. This study is investigating partnership strengths and challenges to inform universities and communities about how CBPR processes and best practices may link to health equity outcomes. Using a CBPR logic model developed with a national CBPR expert advisory board (Wallerstein et al, 2008), the study is a mixed-methods design with case studies and an internet survey of federally-funded CBPR projects. Specific aims are to assess the variability of CBPR characteristics across partnerships nationwide; the impact of varying governance models on CBPR processes and outcomes; and associations among group dynamic processes and CBPR outcomes (culturally-responsive interventions, strengthened research i and other community capacities, and health-enhancing policies/practices).
This paper will present the first two years of the research, including the refined research design for qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Case study methods and initial themes from the first four case studies will be discussed. The development of a complex quota sampling frame to survey a random sample of the 330 CBPR projects will be described with a presentation of instrument and measures development to assess characteristics of the CBPR model, including those characteristics not currently assessed within the CBPR literature. Discussion will include challenges and benefits of the research.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Health Disparities
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-PI of the grant that we are presenting about, and have a long history of conducting CBPR research.
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.