The purpose of the Phase II initiative "Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research" is to support community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects planned and developed by recipients of the Phase I Academic-Community Partnerships Conference Series Program (U13/R13).
The Phase II R03 provides an opportunity for continued community engagement through the participation of community members and key stakeholders in all phases of the research process including conceptualization, design, implementation, data analysis, interpretation of results and dissemination of findings.
Only one CBPR project will be supported per (U13/R13) grant award. The current areas of research emphasis include:
- Infant mortality
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Uterine fibroids
- Childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity
- Health literacy
- Techniques for outreach and information dissemination
- Pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention
- Violence prevention
Note: Future areas of research emphasis will also include: preterm birth, perinatal HBV prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, asthma, intellectual and developmental disabilities, pediatric injury prevention, and medical rehabilitation.
The use of the CBPR methodology is a requirement of this funding opportunity. Examples of the types of CBPR studies that will be supported include, but are not limited to the following:
- Pilot or feasibility studies
- Development of research methodology
- Formative research
- Developmental translational research
- Ethnographic studies
To learn more about the Phase II R03 program, visit the program announcement Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03).