261987 : The Science of Community Engagement: Using a public health institute to increase effectiveness of translational research through an innovative community and academic partnership

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sara Miller, MPA , Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment, Highlands Ranch, CO
Montelle Tamez , Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
While academic-community partnerships bring new opportunities for generating knowledge and exchange, it also raises new social, ethical and administrative challenges. Addressing and surmounting these challenges is critical for transforming community-academic partnerships into sustained enterprises that address health concerns at the community level. Colorado has developed a unique solution to these obstacles, involving a flourishing partnership with a local public health institute and community based organization. This presentation will describe the integral process of forming the partnership and establishing systems to facilitate meaningful community representation and participation including: shared governance, innovative fiscal structures, and others. Participants can learn how to engage with each other to improve efforts through:1) relationships through shared decision making and fiscal administration, 2) partnerships and community engagement; and 4) benefit to the community.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership

Learning Objectives:
Learning Objective 1: Describe how community engagement activities in translational research through innovative partnerships have improved participation and representation in the research enterprise. Learning Objective 2: Explain how novel fiscal and administrative relationships between universities and community based organizations can enhance community participation in translational research. Learning Objective 3: Demonstrate how community based organizations can contribute to creating innovative models for successful community-academic partnerships.

Keywords: Partnerships, Community-Based Partnership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the ED of an organization that is working to increase the effectiveness of translational research through an innovative community and academic partnership.
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.