Community participation is an important feature of community health promotion. One form is participatory action research. Join a conversation and connect with other students and residents to explore the process and expected outcomes of participatory action engagement strategies in rural communities. This Grand Rounds will highlight factors essential to integrally involving the rural community in the process, including the framing of research questions, construction and distribution of survey tools, analysis of findings, and taking action on the results.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify 3 problems with the traditional way in which community engagement and research was conducted
- Articulate 3 unique challenges to community engagement in the rural setting
- Describe the Social Determinants of Health
- Describe 2 questions to consider when engaging communities
- Identify at least one tool and/or opportunity for acquiring and practicing skills in engaging rural communities
Pre-Session Review Content & Assignment
Prior to the Grand Rounds event, participants will spend 30-60 minutes in the following activity:
- Read the Principles of Partnering page
- Visit and explore your institution’s research and community engagement resources, eg. for UAB
- Identify an organization/coalition in your community that is meeting community needs that resonate with you, and come to the session prepared to share your chosen group/issue and why you chose it.