Although clinicians and researchers may struggle with defining underserved and understudied populations, it is clear that certain groups of patients, especially in rural communities, bring unique experiences to patients, clinicians, and researchers alike. The presenters will address strategies in better understanding three groups – patients from the homeless community, the LGBTQ+ community, and the Amish. These presenters have successfully engaged these populations in positive ways and have acquired important understanding. They will describe what they’ve learned and how other clinicians, faculty, and researchers may benefit from their work.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Enlist community partners in connecting with underserved and understudied populations.
- Identify local resources, existing relationships, and academic coaches who can assist with culturally appropriate interviews and surveys.
- Articulate at least two strategies for engaging community members in the design and implementation of research.
- Consider patients’ desires and perspectives in the design and conduct of research projects.
- Join the Rural PREP community of practice in rural primary care health professions education and training