Community & Friends

Coaching conference calls for community partners engaged in research

Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by CommunityEngagement.

Reposted from Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

The Community Network for Research Equity & Impact is excited to announce a free monthly series of coaching conference calls for community partners who are considering or already engaged in research partnerships with academic partners. Community partners include individuals who are community activists, community organizers, patient advocates or staff or volunteers with community-based organizations or patient advocacy organizations.

The calls respond to needs expressed by community partners from across the country for low-cost, easy ways to access confidential coaching, advice and support from their seasoned peers. The Network is eager to support community partners in successfully navigating the issues and challenges that can arise in community-academic research partnerships. Whether you are dealing with conflicts around a budget issue, disagreements about how study findings will be disseminated, tensions over the community’s role as advisor vs. decision maker, etc., the network can help!

Facilitating the calls will be Ann-Gel Palermo, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health board member and Chair of the Harlem Community and Academic Partnership, who may be joined from time to time by other experienced Network members. See Ann-Gel’s bio here.

The calls will be offered on the following Mondays from 4-5:30 pm ET:
- April 22
- May 13
- June 17
- July 15
- August 26

Each call will be limited to 10 people in order to maximize participation.

To apply to participate in a coaching call, simply complete this form no later than the Friday before the call you would like to join: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ccphirb/198512.

You will receive an email confirmation and if you are among those participating, you will be sent a toll-free number for dialing into the call.

The information you provide will only be shared with the call facilitators. By participating in a call, you agree to maintain a “safe space” for honest and open communications. Unless someone on the call specifically gives permission to share information with others, the discussions are to be kept confidential. You also agree to complete a brief anonymous online evaluation form to help us determine if the calls were helpful and should be continued.

To join the Community Network for Research Equity & Impact (it’s free!), visit http://bit.ly/XhMuY6.

If you have any questions, contact programs@ccph.info

The mission of the Community Network for Research Equity & Impact is to ensure that communities have a significant voice in decisions about research practice and policy, are true partners in research, and fully benefit from the knowledge gained through research. The Network launched in February 2013 as an outcome of the 2nd National Community Partner Forum, seeks to ensure that communities have a significant voice in decisions about research practice and policy, are true partners in research, and fully benefit from the knowledge gained. Read about its Agenda for Action here and how to get involved here.