261188 Online training resources to enhance community-engaged research

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jonathan N. Tobin, PhD , Department of Medical Education, Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN), New York, NY
Michelle Proser, MPP , Research Department, National Association of Community Health Centers, Washington, DC
Rosy Chang Weir, PhD , Department of Research, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Oakland, CA
Michelle Jester, MA , Research Department, National Association of Community Health Centers, Washington, DC
Perry Payne, MD, JD , School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Peter Shin, PhD , Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health, Washington, DC
Chaya T. Merrill, DrPH , Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are community-directed primary care organizations that provide high quality and culturally competent health care to the medically underserved. Recently, CHCs have faced more opportunities for developing research partnerships and for conducting public health research. To address these emerging needs of CHCs participating in research, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National Medical Center and The George Washington University (CTSI-CN), has partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), and the Clinical Directors Network (CDN) to develop and enhance online training portals to resources that facilitate and support CHCs engaging in research. In addition to updating AAPCHO's Community-Based Participatory Research Toolkit (http://cbprtoolkit.aapcho.org) with new resources, this collaborative has also created a new web portal (www.CDNetwork.org/NACHC) that organizes and curates free online training resources that are designed to enhance Community Health Centers' skills in all steps of the research process, from designing and implementing studies to analyzing and disseminating results. These resources respond to findings from a national survey conducted by the CTSI-CN on CHCs' participation in research, the barriers they face, and their research needs. These online training resources are designed to not only augment CHCs' public health research activities but also the research activities of all Community-Based Organizations and community-academic partnerships, such that community partners can both conduct public health research and enter into sustainable and equitable partnerships with academic researchers.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate two online training resource websites to intuitively access existing web-based resources on Community-Engaged research. 2. Identify key areas of need to build Community Health Centers' and other Community Based Organizationsí capacity to engage in research. 3. Explain the relationship of these online training resources to a national survey conducted by the same collaboration on Community Health Centersí research participation and needs.

Keywords: Community, Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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