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Development and Evaluation of a Training Program for Community-Based Participatory Research in Breast Cancer

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Plumbline Coaching and Consulting, Omaha, NE 68106, USA
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California Breast Cancer Research Program, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
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Independent Researcher, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
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The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Cary, NC 27513, USA
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Cordeiro Consulting, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
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Health Education Department, College of Health and Social Sciences, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4310; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224310
Received: 16 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 30 October 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
This paper describes the development and feasibility of the Community Based Research Infrastructure to Better Science (CRIBS) training. The goal of this training program was to help new or existing community-academic teams to build strong partnerships and successfully develop together fundable research projects focused on breast cancer environmental causes and disparities. A comprehensive mixed-methods participatory approach was utilized to assess the training. Twenty-two community-academic teams applied for the training program; twelve teams were enrolled. All teams completed the training and subsequently submitted research applications for funding. All components of the training received high ratings and positive qualitative comments. Self-rated competency in all of the learning domains increased during the training. Four (33%) of teams were successful in their first attempt to garner research funding, and six (50%) were eventually successful. The evaluation of CRIBS found it to have successfully achieved all four goals of the training: (1) Twelve new CBPR (community-based participatory research) teams, (2) improved knowledge about CBPR and science, (3) twelve submitted grant proposals in the first year, and (4) six (50%) successfully funded research projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: CBPR; breast cancer; training; community; partnership; health disparities; environment CBPR; breast cancer; training; community; partnership; health disparities; environment
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Plumb, M.; Poole, S.F.; Sarantis, H.; Braun, S.; Cordeiro, J.; Van Olphen, J.; Kavanaugh-Lynch, M. Development and Evaluation of a Training Program for Community-Based Participatory Research in Breast Cancer. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4310.

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