The adaptation and implementation of a community-based participatory research curriculum to build tribal research capacity

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Abstract

We studied community-based participatory research in American Indian/ Alaska Native communities. We have presented a case study describing a community-clinic-academic partnership with the goal of building tribal capacity and infrastructure to conduct health disparities research. The 2-year intensive training was guided by the framework of an evidence- and community based participatory research curriculum, adapted and implemented with practice-based data collection activities and seminars to address issues specific to community-based participatory research with sovereign tribal nations. The initiative highlighted important challenges and opportunities in transdisciplinary partnerships; identified gaps in conducting health disparities research at the tribal, clinical, and university levels; and led to important policy change initiatives in all the partner settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S424-S432
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

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