Assessment of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Model: Bridging the community-academic researcher divide

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621554
Title:
Assessment of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Model: Bridging the community-academic researcher divide
Authors:
Akintobi, Tabia Henry; Wilkerson, Donoria Evans; Rodgers, Kirsten; Escoffery, Cam; Haardoeerfer, Regine; Kegler, Michelle
Abstract:
Background: Community–based Participatory Research (CBPR) can be challenging when community leaders and academic researchers have not previously co-led research or worked together with established rules guiding their relationships, roles, and respective functions. The objective of this investigation was to assess the processes and outcomes of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Grant Program, sponsored by the Community Engagement Research Program of The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute and designed to foster CBPR. Methods: Four competitively selected community-based organizations (CBOs) participated in capacity-building workshops designed to build research skills and receive technical assistance to plan a pilot study with academic researchers. Pre- and post-surveys were used to assess the impact of the training and technical assistance on the CBOs’ knowledge and skills and abilities to plan, implement, and evaluate research. Key informant interviews were conducted with academic researchers and CBO dyads to identify experiences, perceptions, and recommendations related to the program model, and seven identified domains of collaborative research including research skills, attitudes toward collaboration, shared goals, institutional factors, mutual respect, human and fiscal resources, and partnering skills. Results: Areas of research competency increased from pre- to post-survey, with statistically significant increases in Community Assessment (p= 0.046) and Program Planning (p= 0.046). Each partnership had inherent characteristics related to strengths and barriers affecting the research outcomes. Conclusions: The present results contribute to the literature through assessment of processes, outcomes, and partner insights of a model designed to facilitate collaborative community-engaged research partnerships. Future research should examine the model to expand understanding of the dimensions of effective community and academic research collaboration.
Affiliation:
Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia College and State University, Emory University
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621554
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 2 (2016)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAkintobi, Tabia Henryen
dc.contributor.authorWilkerson, Donoria Evansen
dc.contributor.authorRodgers, Kirstenen
dc.contributor.authorEscoffery, Camen
dc.contributor.authorHaardoeerfer, Regineen
dc.contributor.authorKegler, Michelleen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T22:52:03Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T22:52:03Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621554-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Community–based Participatory Research (CBPR) can be challenging when community leaders and academic researchers have not previously co-led research or worked together with established rules guiding their relationships, roles, and respective functions. The objective of this investigation was to assess the processes and outcomes of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Grant Program, sponsored by the Community Engagement Research Program of The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute and designed to foster CBPR. Methods: Four competitively selected community-based organizations (CBOs) participated in capacity-building workshops designed to build research skills and receive technical assistance to plan a pilot study with academic researchers. Pre- and post-surveys were used to assess the impact of the training and technical assistance on the CBOs’ knowledge and skills and abilities to plan, implement, and evaluate research. Key informant interviews were conducted with academic researchers and CBO dyads to identify experiences, perceptions, and recommendations related to the program model, and seven identified domains of collaborative research including research skills, attitudes toward collaboration, shared goals, institutional factors, mutual respect, human and fiscal resources, and partnering skills. Results: Areas of research competency increased from pre- to post-survey, with statistically significant increases in Community Assessment (p= 0.046) and Program Planning (p= 0.046). Each partnership had inherent characteristics related to strengths and barriers affecting the research outcomes. Conclusions: The present results contribute to the literature through assessment of processes, outcomes, and partner insights of a model designed to facilitate collaborative community-engaged research partnerships. Future research should examine the model to expand understanding of the dimensions of effective community and academic research collaboration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectCommunity-Based Participatory Researchen
dc.subjectTranslational Medical Researchen
dc.subjectcommunity healthen
dc.titleAssessment of the Building Collaborative Research Capacity Model: Bridging the community-academic researcher divideen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMorehouse School of Medicine, Georgia College and State University, Emory Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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