4018.0 Invited Session - Minority Participation in Health Research: Creating Community Partnerships

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session includes abstracts from initiatives and community-academic partnerships targeting health research education and accrual within minority communities. The session examines both the process and outcome evaluation. The session presents a spectrum of strategies examining this topic including the use of enrollment registries, lay health advisor models, and community education strategies within African American communities. The processes and products included in this session informed the development of culturally sensitive strategies to increase awareness and access to health research by 1) increasing understanding of factors associated with participation and by 2) demonstrating the application of community-based participatory research tools to engage community-academic partnership.
Session Objectives: Describe effective strategies for recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority communities in health research Discuss examples of successful community-academic partnerships in interventions focused on recruiting underrepresented minority communities to participate in health research

Why CARE? ENACCT Tailoring of Culturally Appropriate Cancer Clinical Trials Education for African American Communities in North Carolina
Margo Michaels, MPH, Natasha Blakeney, MPH, Melissa A. Green, MPH, Al Richmond, MSW, Debra Long, MS, RD, LDN, William Robinson, MA and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
Connecting Communities to Health Research: Recruitment Strategies and the Development of the Project CONNECT Minority Research Registry
Melissa A. Green, MPH, Mimi Misung Kim, PhD, Sharrelle Barber, MPH, Adebowale Odulana, MD and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
Raising Community Knowledge about Trials: Results of Community Bridges to Cancer Clinical Trials Pilot
Justin Lucas, BS, Melissa A. Green, MPH, Adebowale Odulana, MD, Margo Michaels, MPH, Natasha Blakeney, MPH and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
Improving Community Perceptions of Health Research through Community-Academic Partnerships
Melissa A. Green, MPH, Margo Michaels, MPH, Natasha Blakeney, MPH, Al Richmond, MSW and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)