Evaluation of Community–Academic Partnership Functioning: Center for the Elimination of Hepatitis B Health Disparities
Source:Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(3):223-233.
Corporate Authors:B Free CEED Coalition
Community-based Participatory Research
Decision Making, Organizational
Health Status Disparities
Interviews As Topic
New York City
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Organizational Case Studies
Organizational Decision Making
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3646378
Funding:P60 MD000538/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
P60 MD000538-01/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
U48DP001904/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
U58DP001022/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
Process evaluation of community–academic partnership function and fidelity to principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR) is essential to achievement of intermediate and long term partnership goals.
This article describes the evaluation of B Free CEED, a community–academic partnership created to address hepatitis health disparities in Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities.
A mixed methods approach with an online survey and qualitative key informant interviews was conducted with all partnership members at baseline and follow-up, 18 months later.
Survey findings showed stability over time, with some consistent differences in community and academic perspectives. Academic members were somewhat more satisfied with the partnership functioning. Key informant interviews provided contextual data key to further defining partnership functioning.
Conducting ongoing partnership evaluations is necessary to reassess and align processes and protocols to enhance partnership functioning and strengthen group cohesion.
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