Webinar Schedule

January 2022

**FREE** Creating Authentic Partnerships with Urban, Underserved Communities in Research During COVID-19

Thursday, January 27 2022, 1:30 PM ET

For decades, underserved populations have been under-represented as participants and collaborators in health research. Reasons for this include factors within communities, such as mistrust of and fear around research, and lack of understanding and skills on the part of researchers around engaging under-represented populations. COVID-19 further increased challenges to creating respectful and authentic research partnerships.

With funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), IPFCC partnered with Smart from the Start (Smart), a community organization that promotes healthy development of young children and families living in the most underserved communities of Boston, MA and Washington, DC, to identify barriers to engaging communities in research during COVID-19. The team also developed resources providing information and strategies to both researchers and community organizations.

Join this free webinar to hear from the IPFCC and Smart team about lessons learned and recommendations for creating productive partnerships.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Summarize the project and lessons learned from community members about strategies for engaging them in research partnerships in the time of COVID-19
  • Share two new resources to guide researchers and community organizations in developing partnerships
  • Explore opportunities to engage with PCORI

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