Magazine article The Nation's Health

Caucus Grant Will Send Community Partners to APHA Learning Institute

Magazine article The Nation's Health

Caucus Grant Will Send Community Partners to APHA Learning Institute

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THOUGH ACTIVE in community-based participatory research in her town of Flint, Mich., Sarah Bailey thought that attending a course at APHA's Learning Institutes on the subject seemed slim due to a lack of finances.

But this summer Bailey, founder of Bridges Into the Future Inc., learned the Community-Based Public Health Caucus received a grant that allowed the APHA group to help community partners such as Bailey afford the costs to attend the institute.

The course, "Enhancing Expertise of Community Partners to Promote Equity in Community-Based Participatory Research" will cover why community partners are essential to reduce health disparities.

The course is just one of more than a dozen offerings at the Learning Institutes, held in conjunction with APHA's 141st Annual Meeting. The full- and half-day courses allow attendees to learn about topics in-depth and earn continuing education credits.

Bailey applied and was chosen as a scholarship recipient for the Nov. 2 institute.

"That's exciting to me, to be able to go in and gain more information I might be able to bring back to the community here in Flint," Bailey told The Nation's Health. "It's going to be a wonderful opportunity to network with them, to share ideas and thoughts. That's going to be very encouraging to me."

More than a dozen community partners will attend, thanks to a more than $43,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The course is open to other participants as well.

This is the first time the Caucus has given out a scholarship to attend an APHA Learning Institute, said Kent Key, MPH, an APHA member who coordinated the grant. …

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