|2001 Abstracts, presentation slides, and handouts|
Current Needs and Current Issues in Minority Health Research
Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Ethnographic Research at the U.S. Census Bureau: The Enumeration of Border Communities along the U.S./Mexico Border during Census 2000
The objective of this presentation is to provide information on how the Census Bureau uses ethnographic methods to improve data quality and enumeration procedures and to illustrate how this is accomplished by presenting findings from a recent ethnographic study of border communities (colonias) during Census 2000. Ethnographic research at the U.S. Census Bureau dates back to 1971 with a study of the coverage of African American males in a national demographic survey. However, it was not until the late 1980s that ethnographic fieldwork was conducted at a wide scale. To illustrate how ethnographic techniques are used at the Census Bureau the presentation discusses a recent ethnographic study of border communities (or colonias) during Census 2000. The objectives and specific methodology used in the border community study is presented and discussed. This is followed by a summary of the major findings and recommendations for the improvement of enumeration procedures.
Olivia D. Carter-Pokras, MHS, PhD
Challenges and Controversies
Recruitment Strategies for Minority Populations
In general, recruitment strategies for non-minority populations, such as mass publicity campaigns, targeted mailings, and referrals from doctor's offices, have been employed to recruit minority populations as participants in public health research studies. However, these strategies have not proven effective in recruiting sufficient numbers of minorities as participants to allow for meaningful analysis of data by race/ethnicity. This session reviews the growing literature addressing cultural and economic barriers to participation of minority populations in public health research, adds insight as to why such barriers exist, and suggests culturally sensitive, ethical, and effective strategies that researchers can use to recruit minority participants.
Census 2000: Counting Immigrants, the Undocumented and Non-English Speakers
Margaret A. Davis, RN, MSN, FNP
Principles for Appropriate Academic Research Partnerships
This is a joint presentation between Margaret Davis and Aida L. Giachello. Throughout the presentation there will be discussions about the issues and challenges in establishing academic research partnerships, particularly with community-based organizations. Based on experiences and practices there will be discussions of barriers to collaboration and suggestions (lessons learned) on how to overcome these barriers. The presentation will stress building research partnerships with community-based organizations following a community participatory research model where there is an equal partnership with community organizations in terms of financial resources and benefits to the community, and where there is linkage between research and social action. Finally, the presentation will illustrate with selected case studies, some of the processes and outcomes of engaging in academic research partnerships with community organizations.
Gina M. Wingwood, MPH, ScD
Linda D. Felix, MA
Effective Community and University Partnerships for HIV/AIDS Research: What Works and Why?
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