Several members of the ICPHR have been cooperating on a number of book projects and special journal editions. An overview was prepared for the Annual Working Meeting in Edmonton and is available here.
A new version of the ICPHR Position Paper #1 has been recently published in Portuguese titled "O QUE É A PESQUISA-AÇÃO PARTICIPATIVA EM SAÚDE". This new position paper is available for download under our Resources page.
Dear ICPHR members and friends,
I have been thinking about ways we can capitalise on work each of us is already doing in building a strong evidence base in all areas of PHR. One area that often goes underappreciated is the richness of work our graduate students do in preparing literature reviews for their masters and doctoral theses.
These reviews often go unpublished, despite being valuable syntheses of the knowledge in each specialised corner of the PHR world where the student’s research is focussed.
We would like, therefore, to give you and your students the opportunity to publish thesis lit review chapters on the ICPHR website. This would archive and make them publicly available, while building a categorised database of valuable knowledge. THE REVIEWS CAN BE IN ANY LANGUAGE!
We are looking for lit reviews/syntheses that specifically pertain to the participatory process. I.e., not the general review on the thesis topic such as “the state of the literature in home care nursing,” but yes to “the use of participatory engagement methods in improving home care nursing.” So this might be a portion of the overall review.
Once published on the ICPHR website, you and your students would retain copyright and would be free to submit your reviews to journals for publication. Many major journals (such as Milbank Quarterly, for example) allow you to leave the original pre-submission version of your work on the website, as long as you direct the readers to the final published version as well. Otherwise you are always free to remove the review from the ICPHR site and later replace it with the final published version.
If you are interested in pursuing this, please feel free to contact me (email@example.com) or simply send on your lit review section for posting.
The 2017 AWM Meeting Minutes are now posted. Please visit the AWM 2017 page to view the summary of our meeting in Limerick.
We have also update the ICPHR Project Groups page with new projects that are underway by members of the ICPHR. Please visit the Project Page group, if you are interested in supporting any of the projects please contact the project lead (email is posted).
A new Organizational Participatory Research Practice Guide co-produced by ICPHR member Paula L. Bush from Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM) is now available for download.
A new edition of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health is now out! This book is edited by ICPHR members Nina Wallerstein, John Oetzel and colleagues and includes contributions from other ICPHR members. The book is a widely-read textbook on CBPR. The new edition includes several new chapters. For more information, click here.
Special offer: 20% off when you use the code WAL20 at wiley.com until December 31st, 2017
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
If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Kids In Action Project Summaries page to read about current Kids In Action projects from across the globe! If you would like to join this group, learn how you can register here.
Newsletter of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR)
Third Quarter, 2016
Information en français: Nita Chaudhuri, email@example.com
Informatión en español: Francisco Javier Mercado Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Informação em Português: Irma Brito, email@example.com
Information auf Deutsch: Michael Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
'Kids in Action' Launched!
We are delighted to announce that registration for the Kids in Action Initiative is now open!
If you are involved in conducting some form of health research, with children under 14 years involved as decision makers and co-researchers, we would love to have you in our Kids in Action international network.
Just go to http://www.icphr.org/kids-in-action.html to submit your application for free registration.
The Kids in Action network is being established to increase the profile of participatory research with children, to offer local projects increased credibility in their efforts to fund and resource their projects, to provide a platform for shared learning and development of these methods, and a means for generating resources to share with others to support the use of participatory health research with children. There may also be interest among the Kids in Action members to contribute child input into debate about global issues.
If you would like further information please contact:
Associate Professor Lisa Gibbs
Director, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program
University of Melbourne