Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and the Elimination of Health Disparities: The Why, What, Who and How
This semester-long course is intended for junior faculty, post-doctorates, graduate students and community practitioners interested in adding CBPR to their repertoire of effective approaches to understanding and addressing health disparities. We will explore topics such as the purpose and applications of CBPR; partnership formation and maintenance; issues of power, trust, race and class, and social justice; conflict resolution; ethical issues; CBPR's relationship to cultural knowledge systems; and making your community-engaged scholarship count in career advancement. This course will be minimally didactic and maximally interactive and participatory. We will tour a community by van and visit an important community partner, the Cultural Wellness Center. Independent readings and reflections will be expected between some sessions. There will be no final, no papers, and no grades. There is no fee required.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations and Program in Health Disparities Research, the class is held Mondays, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., September 15 through December 19, 2011 in 717 Delaware Street, Room 105
Cathy Jordan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Children, Youth and Family Consortium
Susan Gust, Community Activist and Research Partner
Registration is free, but space is limited. Please email email@example.com to register for this series.