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A Participatory Action Research Pilot Study Of Urban Health Disparities Using Rapid Assessment Response and Evaluation
American Journal of Public Health
  • David Richard Brown
  • Agueda Hernández
  • Gilbert Saint-Jean
  • Siân Evans
  • Ida Tafari
  • Luther G. Brewster
  • Michel J. Celestin
  • Carlos Gómez-Estefan
  • Fernando Regalado
  • Siri Akal
  • Barry P. Nierenberg, Nova Southeastern University
  • Elaine D. Kauschinger
  • Robert Schwartz
  • J. Bryan Page
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Keywords
  • Community Health Workers,
  • Community Networks,
  • Consumer Participation,
  • Florida,
  • Focus Groups,
  • Healthcare Disparities,
  • Pilot Projects,
  • Poverty,
  • Quality of Health Care,
  • Urban Health Services,
  • Urban Population
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract

Healthy People 2010 made it a priority to eliminate health disparities. We used a rapid assessment response and evaluation (RARE) to launch a program of participatory action research focused on health disparities in an urban, disadvantaged Black community serviced by a major south Florida health center. We formed partnerships with community members, identified local health disparities, and guided interventions targeting health disparities. We describe the RARE structure used to triangulate data sources and guide intervention plans as well as findings and conclusions drawn from scientific literature and epidemiological, historic, planning, clinical, and ethnographic data. Disenfranchisement and socioeconomic deprivation emerged as the principal determinants of local health disparities and the most appropriate targets for intervention.

DOI
10.2105/AJPH.2006.091363
Citation Information
David Richard Brown, Agueda Hernández, Gilbert Saint-Jean, Siân Evans, et al.. "A Participatory Action Research Pilot Study Of Urban Health Disparities Using Rapid Assessment Response and Evaluation" American Journal of Public Health Vol. 98 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 28 - 38 ISSN: 0090-0036
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_brown2/126/