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  • A Participatory Group Process within a Health Collaborative to Collect and Analyze Needs Assessment Data
  • Elizabeth C. Prom-Wormley, MPH, PhD, Faisal Ilyas, BS, De’Nisha Wilson, BA, Danita Gregory, Aquanetta Scott, Patricia Willaford, Laleta Fritz, Joanne Towles, Dyanne Broidy, Helen Frye, Stephanie Carrington, AAS, Brenda Kenney, Shikita Taylor, AAS, Bukola Usidame, PhD, Richard Seeley, DBA, Amy Popovich, RN, MSN, and Cynthia Newbille, PhD

What Is the Purpose of This Study?

  • • The Seventh District Health and Wellness Initiative (HWI) is a partnership between multiple community organizations, residents and an academic partner, Virginia Commonwealth University, that implements intentional and strategic health strategies in the East End of Richmond, Virginia.

  • • The Seventh District Health and Wellness Survey (HWS) was administered to provide baseline information for HWI partners on current health conditions and health care in high-risk residents.

What Is the Problem?

  • • Creating the appropriate setting for using research-generated results in a community-based partnership to support and plan collaborative activities and to develop resident awareness of these results was unclear.

What Are the Findings?

  • • Data were collected from 1,048 participants aged 18 to 90 years. The majority of participants were women (67.6%). Most participants indicated Black or African American race/ethnicity (90%).

  • • Approximately 400 community residents participated in community-wide results dissemination activities at six HWI partner events. Internet-based dissemination of results also supported community-wide efforts.

  • • Dissemination of HWS results in a small group of 30 participants identified three priority areas (mental health, medical conditions, and lifestyle behaviors) and additional collaborative-level action steps to address these areas.

  • • Results and experiences from the HWS as shared by HWI partners have informed other community-focused health and wellness activities in the city.

Who Should Care Most?

  • • Partners in community health improvement partnerships.

  • • Researchers engaged in community-based participatory research practices. [End Page 271]

Recommendations for Action

  • • Use of community-based participatory research approach alongside data collection and analysis can result in effective dissemination of results and application in a health collaborative comprising multiple partners.

  • • Multiple dissemination approaches improve the likelihood of widespread sharing across several different groups ofcommunity stakeholders. [End Page 272]

Elizabeth C. Prom-Wormley
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
Faisal Ilyas
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
De’Nisha Wilson
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Danita Gregory
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Aquanetta Scott
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Patricia Willaford
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Laleta Fritz
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Joanne Towles
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Dyanne Broidy
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Helen Frye
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Stephanie Carrington
Virginia Department of Health, Richmond City Health District
Brenda Kenney
Virginia Department of Health, Richmond City Health District
Shikita Taylor
Virginia Department of Health, Richmond City Health District
Bukola Usidame
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richard Seeley
Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center
Amy Popovich
Virginia Department of Health, Richmond City Health District
Cynthia Newbille
Richmond City Council
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Additional Information

ISSN
1557-055X
Print ISSN
1557-0541
Pages
pp. 271-272
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-04
Open Access
No
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