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Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2010 Winter;4(4):299-303. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2010.0020.

Developing research and recruitment while fostering stakeholder engagement in a National Institutes of Mental Health-funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Programs grant for depression.

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National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Women's Health Schiences Division and VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In the context of a National Institutes of Mental Health-funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Programs (IP-RISP) grant for the treatment of depression, a partnership was developed between a community mental health organization and a team of researchers.

OBJECTIVES:

This paper describes the collaborative process, key challenges, and strategies employed to meet the goals of the first phase of the grant, which included development of a working and sustainable partnership and building capacity for recruitment and research.

METHODS:

This paper was developed through the use of qualitative interviews and discussion with a variety of IP-RISP partners.

LESSONS LEARNED:

Communication with multiple stakeholders through varied channels, feedback from stakeholders on research procedures, and employing a research liaison at the clinic have been key strategies in the first phase of the grant.

CONCLUSION:

The strategies we employed allowed multiple stakeholders to contribute to the larger mission of the IP-RISP and helped to establish an ongoing research program within the mental health organization.

PMID:
21169707
PMCID:
PMC3355190
DOI:
10.1353/cpr.2010.0020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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