?Companeros Por Salud: Partners in Health? - A Community Participatory Research Process

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163179
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
?Companeros Por Salud: Partners in Health? - A Community Participatory Research Process
Author(s):
Shelton, Deborah
Author Details:
Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, CNA, BC, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: deborah.shelton@uconn.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: There is increased interest in research that aims to improve the health of disadvantaged minority, low-income and rural populations. However, conventional research in these communities has a contentious history and offers limited opportunities to improve the health and well being of these communities. This poster reflects upon the four components of a successful CBPR project. Theoretical Framework: An on-going two-year partnership building process designed to address the health disparities of Hispanic and Latino families in Windham County, Connecticut has been successful in developing partnerships between researchers and the community. Windham County is home to 36% Latino/Hispanic families who experience marked disparities in access to culturally competent services. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative process of involving researchers and community representatives in the process and products of research. CBPT engages community members; employs local knowledge in the understanding of health problems and design of interventions; invests community members in the processes, products and dissemination of research findings in the reduction of health disparities. Results: Bi-monthly community based meetings provide the setting for faculty, student, provider and community member participation in addressing health needs of the Latino/Hispanic community. Resources of the School of Nursing (webpage, access to assessment data, LISTSERV) facilitate the process. A first grant has been awarded to this collaborative effort. Conclusions and Implications: CBPR is a time consuming research process that requires flexibility on the part of the researcher. To effectively use CBPR, incentives for both the community and for research organizations are needed. Community 'readiness' must be developed and resources obtained to allow for community input.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title?Companeros Por Salud: Partners in Health? - A Community Participatory Research Processen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShelton, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Shelton, PhD, RN, CNA, BC, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: deborah.shelton@uconn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163179-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: There is increased interest in research that aims to improve the health of disadvantaged minority, low-income and rural populations. However, conventional research in these communities has a contentious history and offers limited opportunities to improve the health and well being of these communities. This poster reflects upon the four components of a successful CBPR project. Theoretical Framework: An on-going two-year partnership building process designed to address the health disparities of Hispanic and Latino families in Windham County, Connecticut has been successful in developing partnerships between researchers and the community. Windham County is home to 36% Latino/Hispanic families who experience marked disparities in access to culturally competent services. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative process of involving researchers and community representatives in the process and products of research. CBPT engages community members; employs local knowledge in the understanding of health problems and design of interventions; invests community members in the processes, products and dissemination of research findings in the reduction of health disparities. Results: Bi-monthly community based meetings provide the setting for faculty, student, provider and community member participation in addressing health needs of the Latino/Hispanic community. Resources of the School of Nursing (webpage, access to assessment data, LISTSERV) facilitate the process. A first grant has been awarded to this collaborative effort. Conclusions and Implications: CBPR is a time consuming research process that requires flexibility on the part of the researcher. To effectively use CBPR, incentives for both the community and for research organizations are needed. Community 'readiness' must be developed and resources obtained to allow for community input.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:02:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:02:48Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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