Community Research Network Conference

Posted on April 26, 2002

A call for presenters….

Fifth Annual Community Research Network Conference
June 13-16, 2002
At Loyola University of Chicago

“BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: OVERCOMING THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS WITH COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH”

Co-sponsored by:
The Loka Institute
Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL)

The annual Community Research Network conference provides a dynamic forum for people from many backgrounds and perspectives including grassroots organizers, academic researchers, practitioners, local residents, students, funders, and policymakers — to gather and share strategies and resources for using community-based, participatory research to address the most pressing issues facing their communities. This year’s theme: “Building Healthy Communities: Overcoming the Social, Economic, and Environmental Barriers with Community-Based Research.”

They are looking for presenters and organizers of sessions who can highlight their own experiences, research, and concerns on the role of CBR in addressing the wide range of social, economic, and environmental issues that affect the quality of life and health in families and communities. They are especially interested in presenters who will focus on issues that contribute to the current disparities
in health and health care that are related to race and income. Health-service researchers and community groups interested in health-services research are also invited to propose presentations. In promoting “healthy communities,” they seek a broad definition of that term including, for example, issues related to environmental
hazards, the strength of social and economic support networks within communities, prevention, mental health, and medical care.

If you are interested in making an individual presentation, or in organizing a group presentation or a how-to workshop, please contact Khan Rahi to discuss your proposal. They will need a suggested title, and an abstract or short summary (150 words) of your presentation or workshop. Presenters are asked to prepare an overview, and to identify critical CBR issues, any other participants you propose working with, and the impact and the lessons learned from your work. Presenters will be notified on or before May 20th. We look forward to hearing from you.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Khan S. Rahi, Loka’s Interim Coordinator and CRN Coordinator, at (416) 406-5517 or ksrahi@sympatico.ca; or the Loka Institute in Amherst, MA, at (413) 559-5860 or Loka@Loka.org.


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