Experiential learning through participatory action research in public health supports community-based training of future health professionals

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Engaging community members in research can help cultivate effective partnerships while providing experiential training and continuing education opportunities. Several studies have involved communities in this way, though many have been small in the scale of community involvement or have included little detail of the institutional review board process by which community members became approved researchers in the study. This article presents findings on an evaluation of the training procedures and experiences of 703 first-time community-based volunteer researchers who were recruited in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Experiential learning; Volunteers; Researchers; Training; Skill development; Community participation; Rural

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [London, England]: Sage Publications for Society for Public Health Education, 2015

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Journal volume: 1

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2015

Pages: pp. 220-232

ISSN: 2373-3799, 2373-3802 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 131.774

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