HDRG Recap: Building Community Based Research through Community Coalitions

At the November 2017, Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) meeting, Danny Patterson, Coordinator, Collaborations and Partnerships, Gulf States Health Policy Center (GSHPC), shared about their experiences with coalition building to work for improving health outcomes. Working in 5 states (Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) GSHPC united with community members, partner organizations, and service providers … Continue reading HDRG Recap: Building Community Based Research through Community Coalitions

A Key to Successful Health Transformation: Build Relationships

The following excerpt comes from the article by Lindsey Alexander, Pedja Stojicic, and Rebecca Niles published on September 22, 2017, on ReThink Health. Several years back, Atul Gawande, a surgeon, public health researcher, and staff writer for the New Yorker, wrote an article on how good ideas spread. In his piece, Gawande detailed the BetterBirth … Continue reading A Key to Successful Health Transformation: Build Relationships

Guide for Training Community Based Researchers

Recently, a the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Orgnaization (UNESCO) released the manual Training the Next Generation of Community Based researchers: A Guide for Trainers. An initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, the guide focuses on community based research (CBR) as “an approach to co-creation … Continue reading Guide for Training Community Based Researchers

Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide 3.0

From the Report released by the National Quality Forum: The United States ranks lower than many other developed nations on health outcomes, faces unsustainable healthcare costs, and continues to struggle with significant health disparities. To address these issues, the National Quality Strategy is driving action to foster healthier people and communities, better healthcare, and more … Continue reading Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide 3.0

Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

From the article by Karen Minyard and Chris Parker on the Build Healthy Places Network Blog: ...Recognizing that health cannot be achieved or maintained in isolation, Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing takes a systemic approach to improving population health, much in the same way that the Build Healthy Places Network … Continue reading Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

Experiences and Lessons Learned from Attending Campus-Community Partnerships for Health 2016

At the May 2016 meeting of the Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG), several individuals shared their experiences from attending the Campus-Community Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 2016 conference in New Orleans, LA.  They discussed the various sessions they attended and the lessons they brought back from the conference. The discussion included several major themes. Community-Academic partnerships … Continue reading Experiences and Lessons Learned from Attending Campus-Community Partnerships for Health 2016

How Baton Rouge Got Its Hospitals to Join Forces to Improve Residents’ Health

From the article by Kathleen Costanza on the Building Healthy Places Network Blog: The Affordable Care Act is a whopping 10,000 pages long—the biggest regulatory overhaul of the American health care system in decades. And nestled in Section 9007(r) is a small but important new requirement: nonprofit hospitals are now required to conduct a Community … Continue reading How Baton Rouge Got Its Hospitals to Join Forces to Improve Residents’ Health

Research Apprentices’ Presentation

In preparation for their upcoming formal presentation to  the 14th International Conference of the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Research Apprentices Sherron Dortch, Valerie Grimes, and Carla Taylor together with Research Technician, Marcellus Hudson and Research Assistants, Lynette Parker and Andrea Hudson, spoke to members of the Health Disparities Research Group during the April meeting.  They provided the … Continue reading Research Apprentices’ Presentation

Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer?

From the article by Mary E. Kennelly, on Health.gov: When most people go to the doctor’s office, they don’t expect to leave with a referral to see a lawyer. This may be changing. At the primary care centers of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, when a patient presents with asthma symptoms and reports living in … Continue reading Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer?

A Shave and a Health Check

From the article by Marshall Terrill from Arizona State University: …[Barber Marvin] Davis is the manager of Ageez Hair Center in Chandler and is one of a handful Phoenix-area barbers who sit on the steering committee of the African American Cardiovascular Disease Health Literacy Demonstration Project . The project puts an emphasis on prevention and … Continue reading A Shave and a Health Check