Online Program

CBPR charrettes: Harnessing community expertise to advance equity in community-academic research partnerships: A practitioner's perspective

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 2:14 p.m. - 2:22 p.m.

Al Richmond, MSW, North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development, Healthy Workplace Initiatives, Durham, NC
There are a number of initiatives in North Carolina and across the nation to advance and integrate community based organizations into the community academic public health research arena. Many of these have arisen from community engagement initiatives of academic institutions. When community perspectives are fragmented, however, they are weak and can be easily divided and marginalized. It is critical for community members to independently determine their goals and objectives so that they can effectively represent community needs and interests in community-academic partnerships. Acknowledging and cultivating community power is a key aspect of successful community-based participatory research. This session will expand on the CBPR Charrette discussion to highlight a complementary NC-based initiative linked to national efforts to develop a community-driven network to ensure community-based organizations have the skills, knowledge and capacity to engage in community-academic research partnerships focused on addressing health disparities.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for building equity in community-academic research partnerships.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For the past year I have lead a statewide initiative in North Carolina designed to create a network of community leaders who are committed to addressing health disparities based, in part, on models being used by the CBPHC of the APHA and Community Based Organization Partners of Flint, MI. In 2011 academic partners elected me as the first community leader to serve as co-chair of the Community Engagement Key Functions Committee for the CTSA.
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.