Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Hisp Health Care Int. 2019 Apr 16:1540415319843229. doi: 10.1177/1540415319843229. [Epub ahead of print]

Hispanic Community-Engaged Research: Community Partners as Our Teachers to Improve Diabetes Self-Management.

Author information

1
1 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
2
2 Hispanic Health Care Task Force, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a strategy often employed to address public health priorities. We explored how to build effective, trusting relationships with key community stakeholders and a group of Hispanic/Latinos with type 2 diabetes (T2D) to develop culturally appropriate projects.

METHOD:

In the process of implementing a Patient-Centered Outcome Research Initiative (PCORI) award, our Community Advisory Board (CAB) met monthly to develop a set of comparative effectiveness research questions along with the interventions to develop specific strategies to improve Hispanic/Latino individuals' self-management of T2D. An agenda was prepared for each meeting targeting the PCORI grant timeline. Notes were taken during these meetings and analyzed to determine effective strategies.

RESULTS:

Ten strategies were identified that led to the success of this CBPR project and to the current sustainability phase. Instrumental to our success was our partnership with a community health worker (CHW) who co-lead this research project. The CHW and CAB individualized general CBPR strategies to make this project successful in their community.

CONCLUSION:

Our community partners became influential knowledge holders throughout this research process. They improved researchers' understanding of how to address the needs of Hispanic/Latino individuals with T2D and how community members could become leaders within their community.

KEYWORDS:

Hispanic Americans; Latino populations; community health workers; community-based participatory research; diabetes; patient-centered outcomes initiative research

PMID:
30991853
DOI:
10.1177/1540415319843229

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center