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.
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 excited to announce 4 new projects the ICPHR is undertaking:
Newsletter of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR)
First Quarter, 2016
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In this Issue:
1 Last Call! Annual Working Meeting 2016
As previously announced, the next Annual Working Meeting of the ICPHR will take place in Malmö, Sweden from 9am, Thursday, 25 August to 2pm, Saturday, 27 August 2016. Registration ends on May 2nd! The meeting is a place where we can work on joint projects and learn more about what we are doing in our home countries. All registrants will receive a detailed program and a list of recommended hotels, both of which are also posted on the website. A pre-conference will be taking place in Göteborg on 24 August where work being conducted in Sweden will be presented and international speakers will address current issues in participatory health research. Please go to the site for more information.
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) research with children – the Kids in Action multi-country 3 year collaborative initiative. The initiative, which will be 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). Information will be coming soon on our website.
3 Ethics in Participatory Health Research: Request for Case Examples and Case Studies
We continue to collect case examples for a broader discussion on ethics in Participatory Health Research. These examples will illustrate the issues raised in our position paper on ethics, available on the website. For more information about the case examples and case studies, click here. Feel free to submit your case studies in languages other than English. We will work with our language coordinators to find ways to incorporate these studies into the sites which are currently being developed in other languages. We look forward to hearing from you!
4 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!
5 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: http://www.icphr.org/projects.html The Focus Areas are described here.
The Promise of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Equity: A Conceptual Model for Bridging Evidence With Policy
Lisa Cacari-Stone, PhD, MA, MS, Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, Analilia P. Garcia, DrPH, MPH, and Meredith Minkler, DrPH
Insufficient attention has been paid to how research can be leveraged to promote health policy or how locality-based research strategies, in particular community-based participatory research (CBPR), influences health policy to eliminate racial and ethnic health inequities. To address this gap, we highlighted the efforts of 2 CBPR partnerships in California to explore how these initiatives made substantial contributions to policymaking for health equity. We presented a new conceptual model and 2 case studies to illustrate the connections among CBPR contexts and processes, policymaking processes and strategies, and outcomes. We extended the critical role of civic engagement by those communities that were most burdened by health inequities by focusing on their political participation as research brokers in bridging evidence and policymaking. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print July 17, 2014: e1–e9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.301961)
Citation: Cacari-Stone, L., Wallerstein, N., Garcia, A. P., & Minkler, M. (2014). The Promise of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Equity: A Conceptual Model for Bridging Evidence With Policy. American journal of public health, (0), e1-e9.
Copyright holder: American Public Health Association (APHA)
Read More: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301961
A newly formed local network of PHR researchers has come together at Malmö University in Sweden. Researchers at Malmö University combine their academic research with extensive cooperation with various stakeholders and employers in the community.
The group members in the local network are involved in different kind of work mostly in social innovation in social work, and social work with health issues in the communities. Platforms that are supported by this group include:
The local network would like to connect with other action researchers in Sweden! To learn more and get involved contact Margareta Rämgård at Margareta.Ramgard@mah.se
As discussed at our last Annual Working Meeting in Newcastle in June we will be collecting case examples for a broader dicussion on ethics in Participatory Health Research. These examples will illustrate the issues raised in our position paper on ethics, available on the website. For more information about the case examples and case studies, click here.
Feel free to submit your case studies in languages other than English. We will work with our language coordinators to find ways to incorporate these studies into the sites which are currently being developed in other languages.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The NARCH research partnership co-led by ICPHR member Dr. Nina Wallerstein is a multi-site investigation into the facilitators and barriers of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in underserved communities in order to improve health status and health equity.
The pilot project was initiated in 2006 and since has expanded to study 200 CBPR projects in the United States including 7 in-depth case studies.
Please visit our members publications page to view publications on this project.
ICPHR member Dr. Tina Cook from Northumbria University/UK and colleagues were recently awarded a grant by JISC to set up a knowledge base pilot project for participatory research projects in the health field. The project is a cooperation with Sheffield University, Kings College London and the University of Cambridge in the UK and the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin/Germany. There is currently no technological way of capturing and representing the impact of participatory research (PR). Focusing on participatory health research, this proposal brings together people with expertise in participatory, inclusive and action research, community engagement and impact analysis with technology designers to develop an open, online, interactive CERIF database.