Improving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health: National Organizations Leading Community Research Initiatives
Source:Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012; 6(1):33-41.
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community Health Partnerships Health Disparities
Health Services Research
Health Status Disparities
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Organizational Case Studies
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3582335
Funding:1UL1RR029893/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
P60 MD000538/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
P60 MD000538-01/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
P60 MD000538-07S1/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
P60MD000538-02/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
R24001786-01/PHS HHS/United States
U48DP001904-01/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
U50/CCU925132/PHS HHS/United States
U58DP001022-01/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
UL1 RR029893/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
Functionally, many CBPR projects operate through a model of academic partners providing research expertise and community partners playing a supporting role.
To demonstrate how national umbrella organizations deeply rooted in communities, cognizant of community needs, and drawing on the insights and assets of community partners, can lead efforts to address health disparities affecting their constituents through research.
Case studies of two Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander national organizations
Strategically engaging a diverse range of partners and securing flexible funding mechanisms that support research were important facilitators. Main challenges included limited interest of local community organizations whose primary missions as service or health care providers may deprioritize research.
Efforts to make research relevant to the work of community partners and to instill the value of research in community partners, as well as flexible funding mechanisms, may help to promote community-driven research.
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