Online Program

The Importance of Community Involvement in Research

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Engagement of all partners throughout the research process, from the conception of the issues under inquiry to the dissemination and translation of findings, is critical to the success and impact of community-academic partnerships. Effective partnerships also require an infrastructure that supports and sustains these collaborative processes. The purpose of this session is to emphasize the importance of community involvement in all phases of research and to highlight the ways that partnerships have developed infrastructures to support these efforts. Panelists will describe their experiences and share novel approaches used to facilitate linkages across academic and community partners, recruit and retain minority participants in research studies, disseminate research findings and health-related knowledge through community liaisons, and enhance the capacity of community organizations to engage in collaborative research. Lessons learned and the successes and challenges associated with building and sustaining community-academic partnerships will also be presented.
Session Objectives: Describe novel approaches to engage community partners, build trust, rapport, and synergy, develop community- driven research projects, and generate culturally appropriate findings. Describe the infrastructure necessary to promote an effective community-academic partnership. Discuss facilitating factors, challenges, and lessons learned for enhancing capacity of community-based organizations to engage in equitable research partnerships.
Patricia Piechowski, MPH, MSW, MA and Kent Key, MPH, PhD

Table 1
Combining science and community benefit: The community engagement coordinating council pilot grant review process   
Adam Paberzs, MPH, Celeste Choate, MLIS, Karen Calhoun, MA, Patricia Piechowski, MPH, MSW, MA, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, Carolyn Sampselle, PhD, ANP, FAAN, Kanchan Lota, MPH, CQIA and Kent Key, MPH, PhD
Table 2
Lost in translation: The role of community research associates in community based participatory research in rural WV   
Sara Hanks, MPH, Robert Branch, MD, Ann Chester, PhD, Summer Kuhn, MPH, Merge McMillion, MS and Cathy Morton-McSwain, EdD
Table 3
Participant-centered strategies used in a physical activity program for African American women   
Diana Ingram, PhD, MPH, Phyllis Pelt, MS, RN, JoEllen Wilbur, PhD,APN, FAAN, Lynne Braun, PhD, APN, FAAN, Susan Buchholz, PhD, APN and Sharon Thurman, BA
Table 4
Healthmatters community academic partnership: Creating tools for community action among people with developmental disabilities and their supports   
Beth Marks, PhD, RN, Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH, Leslie Hoelzel, MA, Dina Donohue-Chase, BS, Kristin Krok, C.T.R.S. and Arielle Bernier-Oetzel
Table 5
Bronx community collaborative opportunities for research and education (Bronx C2ORE): Developing a research capacity-building model   
Barbara Salcedo, B.A., Elizabeth A. Walker, PhD, RN, CDE, Paloma Hernandez, MS, MPH, Eileen Leach, MPH, RN, Bruce Rapkin, PhD and Paul Meissner, MSPH
Table 6
Collaborating to address medical systems changes in cancer care with community initiation and accountability   
Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Christina Hardy, MPH, Nora Jones, MEd, Jennifer Schaal, MD, Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Samuel Cykert, MD, Robert Aronson, DrPH, August Elliot, Skip Hislop, Danielle Harris, Deanna LaMotte, MPH, LaSonya Little, RN, BSN, MSN, Terence Muhammad, Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, RN, MSN, Michael Yonas, DrPH, Phyillis Carter and Amanda Briggs, MPH
Table 8
African americans in health science research: A university, community and faith-based model   
Kathy Goggin, PhD, Jannette Berkley-Patton, PhD, Delwyn Catley, PhD, Sally Neville, RN, MSN, Eric D. Williams, Rev, Carole Bowe-Thompson, B.S., Andrea Bradley-Ewing, MPA, MA, Robin J. Liston, MPH,CHES and Amanda Seley
Table 9
Enhancing capacity of community organizations to engage in equitable research partnerships   
Chris M. Coombe, PhD, MPH, Angela G. Reyes, MPH, Zachary Rowe, BBA, Crystal White, Barbara Israel, DrPH MPH, Amy J. Schulz, PhD and Ashley Weigl O'Toole, MPH/MSW
Table 10
Engaging community in cancer control solutions: An Appalachian experience   
Joellen Edwards, PhD, RN, FAAN and Kristine Harper Bowers, BA

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

Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, HIV/AIDS, Black Caucus of Health Workers