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Integration of a Participatory Research Strategy into a Rural Health Survey

Authors
  • Dale Stratford
  • Sandra Chamblee
  • Tedd V Ellerbrock
  • Johnny W Johnson
  • Denny Abbott
  • C Fordham von Reyn
  • C Robert Horsburgh
Publisher
Blackwell Science Inc
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Glades Health Survey, a population-based survey of tuberculosis and HIV infection, provides a model for building community–research partnerships with local health departments in ethnically diverse communities. The survey was initiated without broad community participation; a year and a half of organizing established community leadership of the project. Essential factors in the success of the project included a shared objective, direct confrontation of fears about research, inclusion of all socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups, and community participation in performing the research. These activities led to establishment of a community-based organization that received funding for HIV counseling and testing and HIV prevention case management.

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