Researching Health Together
Engaging Patients and Stakeholders, From Topic Identification to Policy Change
- Emily B. Zimmerman - Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
The challenges of addressing health disparities, the ethical imperative to include stakeholders in research, and the slow translation of research evidence into practice are all driving a movement towards more community-based and participatory approaches to research. Researching Health Together brings together authors who have produced innovative methods or implemented projects focused on different stages of the research process, from question development to evaluation and translation. Editor Emily B. Zimmerman gathers exemplary new methods and projects into one place for the benefit of students designing research projects and proposals, those learning stakeholder-engaged methods, and those involved in implementing and funding stakeholder-engaged projects. Each chapter addresses: how engagement was conceptualized, organized, and implemented; how engagement was evaluated; impacts on processes and outcomes of the project; and facilitators, barriers, and lessons learned. The book serves as a core textbook for courses in community-based health research at the graduate level.
"[This book] focuses only on translational health research and expands beyond CBPR to include practice-based research networks (PBRN) and stakeholder-engaged research within health systems.... The overall strengths of this book are its in-depth and almost inspirational focus on CBPR methodology, be those actual geographic or cultural communities or disease-based communities.... Researching Health Together, in its first edition, is a necessary bridge from the theory of participatory health research to its application across research environments." - Journal of Participatory Research Methods
An important text presenting the interface between community engagement and translational research. Well-researched and written chapters packed with up to date and revealing information on an important topic.
This is an impressive, comprehensive, and up-to-date volume on community engagement in health research. Drawing upon diverse conceptual models and empirical case studies, this book offers exciting, cutting-edge ideas in this rapidly growing field. A must-have for researchers and practitioners.
The book provides a coherent narrative through a progression of "building blocks" for understanding how research and policies can interface to benefit the quality of life of individuals and entire communities.
This book is an amazing compendium of current methods for improving stakeholder engagement in research. Here readers can see different strategies working in different populations, for their own use.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch1 Grassroots to Grasstops: A Stepwise Approach...
Ch2 Deliberative Engagement of Communities in Decisions...