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Professional Development: Community and Faculty Training for CBPR Collaborations

Partners in Research: Community and Faculty Training Curricula to Prepare Partners for CBPR Collaborations

These training materials consist of two separate but parallel comprehensive curricula designed to prepare community members from immigrant and refugee communities and academic faculty to collaborate on community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects. The training is oriented towards research and CBPR naïve community members and CBPR naïve researchers who are developing new partnerships.

The CBPR curriculum for the community scholars includes six sessions (3 hours each). Topics are: 1) Introduction to CBPR, 2) Overview of research, 3) Quantitative/qualitative design and analysis, 4) Research ethics from community perspective, 5) Key challenges to CBPR partnerships, 6) Partnering skills to address key challenges (empowerment approach) including communication strategies and shared decision making. The faculty curriculum consists of 2 sessions (3 hours each). Topics are: 1) Introduction to CBPR, 2) Key challenges to CBPR partnerships, 3) Partnering skills to address key challenges, 4) Ethics in CBPR, 5) IRB applications, 6) Financials in CBPR. Materials include Power Point slides, training manuals, exercises, and handouts for each audience.

For more information, visit:
http://www.healthdisparities.umn.edu/news/training/home.html

Or contact:
Michele Allen, MD, MS, miallen at umn.edu
Kathie Culhane-Pera, kpera at westsidechs.org