Confernce on Community-Based Participatory Research

Posted by on July 8, 2005

5th Annual Regional Research Conference on Ethnic and Minority Health

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR): What, Why and How?

Presented by
The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research
The University of Pennsylvania
Friday, July 29, 2005
Sheraton University City Hotel
36th and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

To register, please call 215-898-3980 or 215-898-389

Keynote Speaker:
Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D., one of the nation?s leading advocates in the effort to eliminate health disparities based on race, is Director of the Center for Minority Health (CMH), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Thomas received the David Satcher Award from the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) for demonstrating leadership in reducing health disparities that have resulted in the improvement of health promotion and health education programs at the state and local levels.

Followed by:
Improving the Health of the Community
Becoming Partners in Research: Why and How

Convened by:
Penn Center of Excellence for
Diversity in Health Education and Research
Penn-Cheyney EXPORT Center
Penn Center for Population Health and Health Disparities

Saturday, July 30, 2005
9:00a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Pinn Memorial Church
54th and Wynnefield Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19131

To register, please call 215-573-5597

Goals of the day will be to:
? Highlight the ways in which community based participatory research (CBPR) can help improve the health of people in various communities across the nation
? Discuss ways in which researchers can work together with communities to make a difference in the health of people in communities that we all care about
? Discuss what is involved in a ?true? partnership between researchers and the community

What you will hear:
? How research affects your life and the lives of those living in our community
? Answers to any concerns about research
? How you can have a leadership role or be a partner
? How research partnerships have worked in other cities
? Community representatives talk about the benefits of partnerships for research

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