CE Hours: 1.5

Seq# 63 - Innovative Community Based Participatory Children's Oral Health Research

This session will be recorded and available through IADR CE On Demand after the meeting for Continuing Education Credit.  

Health inequities are continuing to increase here and worldwide and underserved, low-income communities, and communities of color suffer disproportionally from chronic diseases. One way to address health inequities is to involve the target population in the design of health research/programs. Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an established research design that is grounded in the basic principles of community building and social action to maximize impact by closely involving the target communities throughout all the phases of the research project.
This symposium will present and explore the dos and donts of successful and effective CBPR oral health strategies based on the combined research experiences of several presenters. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a comprehensive view of CBPR in oral health and highlight the most relevant strategies such as best practices in participant recruitment and participation using current and new technology and social media, improving long-standing community partnership functioning, having a shared agenda, effective health communication strategies, community system change approaches, and how to create and maintain sustainable change in communities. Utilizing best practices of CBPR is instrumental in implementing effective community initiatives tailored to meet the needs of diverse communities. This symposium will also discuss pitfalls in CBPR such as lack of cultural awareness and common barriers to community participation and frameworks to evaluate the CBPR efforts.
By adhering to the dos and avoiding the dons, CBPR partnerships are maximized and aid in the ongoing efforts of multi-disciplinary research efforts/ health programs toward health equity.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Explain the importance of utilizing Community Based Participatory Research design for maximizing impact in children and their families.
  • 2. Discuss the dos and donts of best practices in effective Community Based Participatory Oral Health Research focusing on vulnerable populations.
  • 3. Demonstrate the ability to utilize current and new strategies in Community Based Participatory Oral Health Research in children and their families.