A Look at Community-Academia Research in the Vietnamese community following the DWH Disaster
Methods: Developing community outreach and dissemination strategies by assessing community readiness through development and evaluation of risk communication, environmental health curriculum, reproductive health after disaster assessments, and community infrastructure and asset-mapping.
Results/Conclusion: Effective and culturally-competent communication and outreach strategies are needed to reach vulnerable populations in the Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, populations like the Vietnamese American fishing communities. Successes, challenges, and best practices of the community-academia partnership have given insight on how to effectively collaborate and engage all partners, community and academia alike.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Describe tailored, community-driven communication and dissemination strategies and its impacts on science and research Discuss challenges and successes of community-academia partnership in community-driven scientific research, outreach and dissemination.
Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Community-Based Research (CBPR)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the project manager from a community-based organization involved in a federally-funded CBPR-program seeking to study the effects of the oil drilling disaster in vulnerable communities along the Gulf Coast. My scientific interests have been the development and implementation of culturally-competent communication and dissemination strategies and the understanding of resiliency before and after disasters.
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.