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Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Mar;51(1-2):30-42. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9498-6.

Digital animation as a method to disseminate research findings to the community using a community-based participatory approach.

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Department of Health Management and Policy, Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center (PCVPC), Drexel University, School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has garnered increasing interest over the previous two decades as researchers have tackled increasingly complex health problems. In academia, professional presentations and articles are major ways that research is disseminated. However, dissemination of research findings to the people and communities who participated in the research is many times forgotten. In addition, little scholarly literature is focused on creative dissemination of research findings to the community using CBPR methods. We seek to fill this gap in the literature by providing an exemplar of research dissemination and partnership strategies that were used to complete this project. In this paper, we present a novel approach to the dissemination of research findings to our targeted communities through digital animation. We also provide the foundational thinking and specific steps that were taken to select this specific dissemination product development and distribution strategy.

PMID:
22395365
DOI:
10.1007/s10464-012-9498-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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