Research and the Community

Engaging the community in research efforts is essential to successfully translating research into practice. The Research and the Community series of online modules introduces the concept of community-engaged research (CEnR) and the idea of social responsibility as a scientist or research team member.

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  2. Click "Learning" and search by course title or course code.

Modules

'Conducting Research Responsibly' (502E00CMC090005)

Most investigators are familiar with regulatory requirements for conducting research involving individual human participants. However, from a societal perspective, there is a wide range of professional and ethical dimensions involved in the responsible conduct of research. This module provides an overview of these considerations.

Presenter: Jennifer (Jen) McCormick, Ph.D.

'Social Responsibility in Science' (502E00CMC090002)

Research for the public good involves a deep understanding and appreciation of societal and community needs and concerns. Investigators must understand what it means to conduct socially responsible research. This module provides a primer on how to be a "civic scientist."

Presenter: Jennifer (Jen) McCormick, Ph.D.

Community-Engaged Research (502E00CENR0001)

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This curriculum includes the following content:

  • 'Community-Engaged Research: An Overview'

    Learners gain insight into the differences between CEnR and traditional research. This module provides details on components needed to begin a community engagement in research collaboration. Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to define CEnR, state the differences between CEnR and traditional research, and describe the components included in CEnR.

    Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.

  • 'Community-Engaged Research: Foundations of Community Engagement in Research'

    This module provides details on opportunities to expand beyond traditional research practices to include diverse end users and stakeholders at the research table. Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to define the clinical and translational science gap, identify their potential roles in CEnR, and identify community resources in CEnR.

    Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.

  • 'Overcoming Barriers in Community Engagement in Research'

    Researchers and their collaborative stakeholder partners have an invested interest in meeting unmet health care needs. Community engagement in the research process may include the introduction of unforeseen barriers that can impede the success and sustainability of the research project. This module identifies strategies to overcome these barriers.

    Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.

  • 'Are You Ready? Measuring Readiness and Preparing to Engage'

    Determining how to apply levels of engagement with stakeholders is critical to the success of a CEnR project. This module provides an overview and resources to help participants gain awareness, prepare, implement, disseminate and maintain stakeholders' engagement throughout the research project.

    Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.

  • 'The Art of Community Outreach: A Targeted Approach'

    Community outreach connects medical institutes, academic researchers and stakeholders to build awareness and develop an action plan to address community health needs. Outreach can span from the delivery of services to the dissemination of information. This module describes community outreach as a component of community-engaged research and the importance of community outreach in meeting unmet health care needs.

    Presenter: Miguel A. Valdez-Soto

'Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies' (502E00CATS0001)

This curriculum includes the following content:

  • Understanding Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies

    This module provides an overview of how medical services are billed, possible sources of billing data for researchers and some key data considerations.

    Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.

  • Using Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies

    This module presents approaches to identifying study patients, options for utilization and cost-study design, and methods for grouping types of costs.

    Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.

  • DIY Standardized Costing Using Medicare Reimbursement

    This module presents methods for creating your own standardized costs by applying Medicare reimbursement rules to professional, hospital outpatient and hospital inpatient services.

    Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.

  • Creating a Standardized Cost Data Warehouse: The Story of OCHEUD

    This module describes a standardized cost data warehouse, formerly called the Olmsted County Healthcare Expenditure and Utilization Database (OCHEUD). The module provides information for creating a data warehouse and addresses some of the associated challenges and limitations.

    Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.