Increasing research literacy: The community research fellows training program

Jacquelyn V. Coats, Jewel D. Stafford, Vetta Sanders Thompson, Bethany Johnson Javois, Melody Goodman

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Abstract

The Community Research Fellows Training (CRFT) Program promotes the role of underserved populations in research by enhancing the capacity for community-based participatory research (CBPR). CRFT consists of 12 didactic training sessions and 3 experiential workshops intended to train community members in research methods and evidence-based public health. The training (a) promotes partnerships between community members and academic researchers, (b) enhances community knowledge of public health research, and (c) trains community members to become critical consumers of research. Fifty community members participated in training sessions taught by multidisciplinary faculty. Forty-five (90%) participants completed the program. Findings demonstrate that the training increased awareness of health disparities, research knowledge, and the capacity to use CBPR as a tool to address disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Academic-community partnership
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Evidence-based public health
  • Health disparities
  • Public health training
  • Research literacy

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  • Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Law

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Increasing research literacy : The community research fellows training program. / Coats, Jacquelyn V.; Stafford, Jewel D.; Thompson, Vetta Sanders; Javois, Bethany Johnson; Goodman, Melody.

In: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2015, p. 3-12.

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Coats, Jacquelyn V. ; Stafford, Jewel D. ; Thompson, Vetta Sanders ; Javois, Bethany Johnson ; Goodman, Melody. / Increasing research literacy : The community research fellows training program. In: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 3-12.
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