Thank you to the ICPHR membership who provided feedback on the draft ICPHR Terms of Reference (ToR). The new ToR are now posted on the ICPHR website under About--> Structure along with a list of current ICPHR Steering Group Members.
Newsletter, Third Quarter, 2020
In this issue:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Annual Working Meeting to be hosted by our colleague Rodolfo Levin (Director, Instituto de Higiene, Facultad de Medicina-Universidad de la República) in Montevideo, Uruguay was cancelled.
As an alternative, we issued a call to our members to conduct virtual workshops during the week of November 9th to the 13th. Please visit our virtual conference page to learn more! Each of the workshops will be hosted by the facilitators using their own video conferencing software. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact the hosts to receive the link.
The hosts will be asked to write short minutes that will be collated and distributed to all who attended the workshops. We look forward to seeing you next year in person in Coimbra, Portugal! Watch our site for details!
Call for Proposals to Host the Central Office of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research
After ten years of service, the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin will be stepping down from hosting the Central Office of the ICPHR. We are searching for a new host institution beginning February 1, 2021 for a period of five years.
Please read the "Call for Proposals" for more information on how to submit a proposal.
The Sheffield Community Contact Tracing Group: Do you have experience of community based contact tracing?
Do you have experience of community based contact tracing?
Community based approaches to contact tracing, using local workers known to local people, is used in a number of countries but so far has not been supported in the United Kingdom. We're looking for knowledge of how communities have worked with public health, to support people to report their symptoms, and build trust in terms of naming their contacts. We'd also like to collect stories of how people manage to self isolate with support from community networks.
We'd love to hear from you - just send me an email email@example.com
The COVID-19 outbreak, its differential impact on people around the world and the initial public health response raises more than ever the importance of involving those most affected in decision-making on appropriate action in differing contexts based on local knowledge.
While much research focus is on finding a vaccine, there is an urgent need to explore the pandemic’s effect on the health and livelihoods of the marginalised and the vulnerable in society in a way that does not further marginalise those very people.
Participatory Health Research offers a way forward that is consistent with the calls for social justice and community support in the aftermath.
We are concerned that in the rush for certainty and solution the lure of a command and control top down approach to research will prevail to the detriment of a longer term recovery that is based on rich local knowledge and consistent with cultural context.
Looking for something new to do in isolation? Registration is now open for our online blended learning module…
BM6022 - Introduction to Participatory Health Research (3 ECTS)
This module provides an introductory overview to involving patients, providers, decision makers, communities or any other members of the public in health research. It offers an overview of the scholarship and practice of PR and introduces current issues.
This Level 9 module (Masters and PhD) is open to:
UL Students: Please register through your department/school
Everyone else: If you are interested in participating in the module, please contact me as soon as possible!
We can accommodate 24 participants (priority to UL students)
Hope you can join us!
Jon Salsberg, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Primary Healthcare – Public & Patient Involvement
Graduate Entry Medical School | Scoil Leighis Iontrála Iarchéime
University of Limerick | Ollscoil Luimnigh
Limerick, Ireland | Eire
Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Canada
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COVID-19 is dramatically affecting the lives of people all around the world. The effects are greatest among communities with the least resources. Participatory Health Research can provide important knowledge about these effects while also proposing ways of lessening the impact of the pandemic. We want to publicize the PHR projects taking place around the world focused on COVID-19.
Please click on the button below to send us the following information to be published on the ICPHR website: Name of project, names of the research team, location of the project, a short description of the project, and a link or email address for more information.
Position Paper #3: Impact in PHR has been published on the website under Position Papers. A short summary of the position paper is also available for download.
Acknowledgements from the paper:
"The writing of this paper began at the first International Scientific Meeting on the Impact of Participatory Health Research organized by the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR), the German Network for Participatory Health Research (PartNet), the Institute of Population and Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC).
The conference took place in June 2015 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) in Bielefeld, Germany. Experts in PHR from eleven countries met to launch an international discussion on what impact means in the participatory research process, how to maximize the impact of the research, and how to observe and document what impact has occurred.
At the Annual Working Meetings of the ICPHR in Malmo (2016), Limerick (2017) and finally Edmonton (2018) participants added their thoughts, ideas and comments. The Editorial Group would also like to acknowledge the helpful discussions and early comments provided by members of the UK Participatory Research Network who attended the Manchester 2015 meeting."