Online Program

CBPR charrettes: Harnessing community expertise to advance equity in community-academic research partnerships from an academic perspective

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 2:06 p.m. - 2:14 p.m.

Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) strives for equitable collaboration among community and academic partners throughout research development, implementation and dissemination. To build the capacity of academic institutions and communities to function as effective research partners, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Clinical and Translational Sciences Award, and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, a CDC Prevention Research Center, worked with community partners to develop a community engagement consulting model. CBPR Charrettes harness the expertise of academic investigators and community partners with CBPR experience to provide technical assistance to build community-academic partnerships and strengthen partnered research approaches. This case study will describe the innovations of the CBPR Charrette model and highlight lessons learned in implementing the model and evaluating its impact on research partnerships and institutional culture.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for building equity in community-academic research partnerships.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I direct the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Core at the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. I promote the use of CBPR to address health disparities and provide trainings, workshops, consultating and technical assistance to investigators and community partners who want to use partnered approaches to research. I have extensive experience fostering university-community research partnerships, engaging diverse stakeholders, and generating effective strategies to enhance community and university capacity.
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.