Participants from Across the US and Canada Joined CCPH’s Webinar Presentation "Diverse Approaches to Community Review of Research." The webinar discussed our recent report (linked in the Featured Resources column), which highlighted how five community organizations developed a community research review process (CRP). The webinar discussed the history and purpose of their CRPs and how they move beyond the individual-level focus of institution-based IRBs to include community and cultural considerations. Access the recorded webinar and presentation slides here.
Please Join Us in Welcoming Al Richmond as our New Executive Director! With over 25 years of experience in a career that has uniquely blended social work and public health, Al brings to the position both vision and passion for partnerships as a strategy for health equity and social justice. Read the board's announcementto learn more and visit our staff page for Al’s bio and contact information.
Founding CCPH Executive Director Receives International Research Award! The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement will present Sarena Seifer with its 2014 Distinguished Research Award at its annual conference on October 1 in New Orleans. We congratulate her on this timely and well-deserved recognition.
How Can Communities Ensure That Research is Ethical? The new report, Redefining Research Ethics Review: Case Studies of Five Community-Led Models highlights diverse approaches communities can take to reviewing, shaping and approving research before it has even begun. By establishing structured processes for research review, community organizations can assess and address individual and community-level risks, benefits and cultural implications of proposed research.
The report features firsthand insight into the ethical issues faced by diverse communities engaged in research, demonstrates how community-led models of research ethics review ensure protections for both individuals and communities and makes recommendations for community groups and other key stakeholders.
The main audience for the report is community-based organizations interested in developing or strengthening a research review process. By packaging the five case studies together, our aim is to provide a rich set of examples, promising practices, and key considerations that can inform their work.
Janine Jurkowski is CCPH's latest Featured Member! A long-time CCPH member and past work group chair for the Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Janine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY.
She recently completed an NIH-funded study that employed a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to understand and address childhood obesity among low income families, specifically families with a child in Head Start or Early Head Start in Rensselaer County.
Learn more about Janine and her work. Click here to read about past Featured Members. If you would like to be a Featured Member, or would like to refer a colleague, please email us.