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