Evaluation of a Health Professionals’ Training Program to Conduct Research in New York City’s Asian American Community
Source:Am J Health Educ. 15(2):97-104.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4070433
Funding:U48 DP001904/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
U58 DP001022/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
P60 MD000538/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
UL1 TR000038/TR/NCATS NIH HHS/United States
R24 MD001786/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
Because health disparities among Asian Americans are understudied, a partnership program between the Charles B Wang Community Health Center and the Center for the Study of Asian American Health was created to increase awareness and interest in Asian American research.
To evaluate the process, outcome, and impact of a health professionals’ research training program.
Mixed research methods were employed to collect data from online surveys administered to mentors and trainees of the program.
Although many trainees did not continue to pursue Asian American health disparities research, results indicate that the program has positive impacts on trainees in their preparedness to conduct CBPR, work within the Asian American community, and network with public health professionals and researchers.
This evaluation adds to the current literature of research training programs but more research on Asian American health disparities is needed.
Translation to Health Education Practice
Although the program has helped raise awareness in Asian American health disparities research, more Asian American specific research training programs are needed to stimulate a true generation of researchers.
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