142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Enhancing Research Readiness of a Grassroot Community-Based Service Provider Organization through Individualized Coaching By Experienced CBPR Practitioners in EAST Harlem, New York City

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH , Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, Inc., New York, NY
Janet Carter, LMSW , Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment (SMART), New York, NY
Janice Scobie, MD, MS , Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Susan Rodriguez , Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment (SMART), New York, NY
Gloria Searson, ACSW , Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment (SMART), New York
Monica Rivera-Mindt, PhD, ABPP-CN , Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, Inc., New York, NY
Engagement in research is not a core activity carried out by grassroots community-based service provider organizations (CBO) whose mission is to connect vulnerable and special needs populations to the services they need the most.  However, when CBOs are interested in engaging in research but lack the strategies, know-how, and tools to do so they become vulnerable to experiencing the research process in an inequitable and unjust manner. In an effort to reduce the vulnerability of such CBOs in research and to establish partnerships/relationships with research institutions, the Harlem Community & Academic Partnership (HCAP), Inc., a longstanding community-based partnership that uses the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach in its research and policy work, provides individualized coaching to enhance research readiness to local grassroots CBOs. Experienced HCAP community and academic members in CBPR partner with a CBO based on shared research interests. Over the past two years, HCAP has coached SMART, New York City’s premier community-based HIV treatment education organization run by and for HIV+ women, in becoming a research-ready organization. The coaching relationship between HCAP and SMART has focused on designing an organizational concept model, logic model, an inventory and assessment of data collected, involvement in a research grant proposal, and the opportunity to conduct creative projects aimed at branding the message of SMART to enhance its visibility in the HIV/AIDS funding community.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe a coaching model used to enhance research readiness using a CBPR approach Define critical factors and strategies used to sustain a collaborative that is comprised of research partners and a grassroots community service provider organization Discuss promising practices and lessons learned from enhancing research readiness Describe why CBOs should work towards enhancing research readiness

Keyword(s): Community-Based Research (CBPR), Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 15 years of experience developing and working in a community-academic partnership(s) and conducting research, policy, and capacity building using a CBPR approach.
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.