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Tulane PRC to present at International Campus-Community Partnerships for Health

Tulane PRC faculty, staff, and students are preparing to present their work at the 14th International Conference for Campus-Community Partnerships for Health, May 11-14 in New Orleans. (Scroll below for descriptions of the Tulane PRC's presentations.)
Additionally, the meeting kicks off with a free, public pre-conference meeting on May 11. The full-day meeting (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is designed for health advocates, community leaders, patients, and residents in New Orleans and the surrounding region. The meeting, titled "Facilitating Patient & Stakeholder Engagement through Partnerships," will focus on conversations about issues important to designing research that puts "patients first." Travel support is available for patient participants. Additionally, patients in attendance will receive a $50 stipend at the end of the day.
To register for the pre-conference meeting or find out more about the conference program, visit www.ccph.info. For questions about the pre-conference meeting, contact arona.powe@gmail.com.

Tulane PRC presentations on May 13, 2016, are listed below:

Safe Spaces: A community health worker led approach to addressing intimate partner violence
Authors: Ashley Wennerstrom, Tulane University School of Medicine; Catherine Haywood, Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network; Katherine Theall, Tulane School of Public Health
Safe Spaces is a community partnered participatory research (CPPR) project in New Orleans that aims to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and its effects on poor birth outcomes. Our work is co-led by a researcher and a community health worker. We leveraged the strengths of trusted community members and organizations to engage a wide variety of stakeholders in replicable processes for gathering community input on research and intervention priorities. We trained community and academic partners in CPPR and hosted a series of community listening sessions, key informant interviews, focus groups, and coalition meetings to identify community resources and priorities for violence prevention. Information gathered is being used to inform the development of community-based intervention research that will be carried out by community health workers. Our strategies are replicable in other areas and may present a useful model for integrating scientific methodology and community knowledge.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Health-Focused, Community-Based Collaborative through a Campus-Community Partnership
Authors: Jeanette Gustat, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Jennifer Truong, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Keelia O’Malley, Tulane Prevention Research Center; Jeffrey Schwartz, Broad Community Connections; Amanda Burberger, Tulane University Center for Public Service
The ReFresh Project in New Orleans is a health-focused collaborative with over 30 active organizational partners, including the Tulane University Prevention Research Center (PRC). As the founding organization, Broad Community Connections (BCC) leads partners in developing programming focused on social determinants of health to combat the high rates of chronic disease in the surrounding primarily low-income African American neighborhoods. With funding from the Tulane Center for Public Service and using the Community Coalition Action Theory as a guiding framework, PRC faculty and student researchers are working with BCC to assess collaborative effectiveness of ReFresh partners. Interviews will examine member roles and functions as they relate to success and capacity within the collaborative. Findings will be presented to aid in the development of a model of increasing community capacity through coalitions.

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