The 9th Annual Working Meeting will take place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada from 9am, 21 Thursday to 2pm, 23 June (Thurs.-Sat.). On Wednesday 20 June there will be a pre-conference together with the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (based at the University of Alberta on participatory research and qualitative methods. More information will be made updated on the 2018 conference page.
Photo credit: City of Edmonton
Mario Bach from the Robert Koch Institute (a national public health institute in Germany) would like to invite you to take part in a working group to be held on the 2017 ICPHR working meeting in Limerick. The group will focus on participatory research practices in health reporting and epidemiology.
Epidemiology and health reporting are contributing in many ways to identifying various risk factors for disease and to promoting population health. However, there is a continuing debate about the ability of epidemiology not only to describe, but also to provide results which can be better translated into public health practice. It has been proposed that applying participatory research approaches to epidemiology as a way to bridge this gap between description and action. Within the context of PartKommPlus-Research Consortium for Healthy Communities the conceptual framework Participatory Epidemiology was developed to address this gap (see link below).
Aim of the working group
An introduction into the concept will be provided and selected examples of participatory epidemiological practice will be presented. In the working group methodological and practical issues like defining the population, reconsidering context, or synthesizing heterogeneous data can be discussed concerning your own experiences. The working group aims to share ideas and experiences in participatory data acquisition and usage for health reporting and epidemiology. The group will be chaired by Mario Bach.
Mario Bach, Susanne Jordan, Claudia Santos-Hövener
The conceptual framework is available at: http://ete-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12982-017-0056-4
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We are delighted to announce that a pre-conference event for the Working Meeting of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR) will be taking place at the National University of Ireland in Galway on May 23rd 2017. Dr. Jon Salsberg, ICPHR member, will be the guest speaker.
Please visit the pre-conference 2017 page for more details on how to register.
Newsletter of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR)
Third Quarter, 2016
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In this Issue:
1 Annual Working Meeting 2016 a Success
The Seventh Annual Working Meeting was held in Malmö (Sweden) from August 25th to August 27th. A pre-conference took place in Göteborg on August 24th where work being conducted in Sweden was presented and international speakers addressed current issues in participatory health research. The minutes of the Annual Working Meeting will be posted soon on the website. Also, the list of projects will be updated. A special thanks to the ICPHR members Margareta Rämgård from Malmö University and Maria Magnusson from the University of Gothenburg and Angered Hospital for organizing and hosting the both meetings!
2 ICPHR Kids in Action Initiative
Children are an often overlooked group when it comes to participatory research projects. We have an exciting new opportunity for those who are interested in conducting Participatory Health Research (PHR) with children – the Kids in Action multi-country 3 year collaborative initiative. The initiative, officially launched at the Annual Working Meeting in Malmö, is being coordinated by Prof. Lisa Gibbs, Director of the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program and Unit Head of the Evidence and Child Health Unit in the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne (Australia). You can find out more about Kids in Action by going to the new page on our website where there is also information about registering.
3 *New* Publication Documenting the History of the ICPHR
ICPHR member Dr. Wendy Madsen from the School of Human, Health and Social Services at the Central Queensland University (Australia), has published the article “‘There and back again’: International Collaboration for Participatory Health Researchers’ journeys to evidence based practice and practice based evidence,” documenting the historical development of the ICPHR. The article can be found in the International Journal of Action Research, Volume 12, Issue 3 (2016), pp. 294-314.
4 Save the Date! Annual Working Meeting 2017 in Ireland
The Annual Working Meeting 2017 will not take place in Galway (Ireland) as previously announced, but rather in Limerick, from 25-27 May 2017. A pre-conference will take place earlier that week in Galway to which all ICPHR will be invited. We will keep you posted through the newsletter and on our website as the details become available.
5 Add us to Your Website
Adding a link to the ICPHR website is an important way you can contribute to spreading the word about our work!
6 Getting Involved
The best way to get involved in the work of the ICPHR is through the Project Groups and Focus Areas. Contact the coordinators of the projects which meet your interests. Members are also welcome to set up new projects. This can be done by submitting an idea to the Central Office. Or maybe you represent an organization and are looking to cooperate with the ICPHR. Just send an email to the Central Office with a description of your work and we will contact you. Our list of current projects can be found here. The Focus Areas are described here.
Please save the date for our 2017 Annual Working Meeting.
When: May 25-27, 2017
More details to follow on the meeting page.
We have an exciting new opportunity for those who are interested in conducting Participatory Health Research (PHR) with children - the 'Kids in Action' multi-country 3 year collaborative initiative. Kids in Action is a new focus area of the ICPHR that will be launched at our 2016 Annual Working Meeting in Sweden. For more information, please visit our project page.
Visit our Photo Gallery Page to view photos from our 2015 Annual Working Meeting in Berlin, Germany!
The meeting minutes from the 2015 Annual Working Meeting in Berlin Germany are now posted. The minutes highlight new projects that the ICPHR is undertaking as well as emergent issues.
We are grateful to the German Network for Participatory Health Research (PartNet), the Institute of Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC) for their support in organizing the conference.
Our special thanks to Dr. Britta Padberg and the ZIF, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, whose financial support made this event possible. Additional support was provided by the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
And a thank you to each and every participant and presenter, who contributed to the richness of the discussions and to the respectful, critical, candid and constructive atmosphere.
Finally, we are grateful for the inspiring words of our keynote speakers Claire Donovan and Matthias Bergmann whose contribution set the groundwork for our deliberations.
Michael T. Wright
Berlin, 15th of July 2015