Online Program

Enhancing expertise of community partners to promote equity in CBPR: Collaborative research capacity building training for community-based organizations: A community perspective

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Angela G. Reyes, MPH, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Detroit, MI
There is growing recognition of the importance of community engagement in research for understanding and addressing health inequities. As community organizations increasingly enter into research relationships with institutions, there is a need to ensure that such partnerships are collaborative, equitable, and beneficial to communities most affected by health inequities. The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the knowledge and skills of community organizations to engage in collaborative research with outside institutions and researchers. Drawing upon experiences of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC), a longstanding community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership, this hands-on, interactive workshop will address: benefits and challenges for communities; dimensions of participation in research; practical strategies for establishing equitable research relationships; community rights in research; and guiding principles of community-based participatory research.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Explain the potential benefits and challenges for communities to engage in collaborative research • Describe tools and strategies for establishing equitable partnerships with academic and institutional researchers • Identify guiding principles of CBPR

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been engaged in community-based participatory research work with academic partners for nearly 20 years. I have been integrally involved in the development of a curriculum for capacity-building for community organizations interested in collaborative research, and have served as trainer for this curriculum on two separate occasions. I have served as community co-presenter for the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center’s work at local and national conferences many times over nearly twenty years.
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.