Community Based Research Training Advisory Program (CBRTAP)


Recruitment and Retention of Community Participants

Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Colette Browne, DrPH, Professor, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, and Interim Director, Center on Aging, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, University of Hawaii

The workshop was offered as an online course with documents and other supporting materials available via the University of Hawaii Laulima site and live instruction via Blackboard Collaborate. The recorded sessions and workshop resources are now available here:

Technical support for Blackboard Collaborate and Laulima were provided by the Biomedical Informatics Key Function.

Target Audience
Researchers and those interested in research.

Workshop Description
This lecture will describe models and approaches for community and minority recruitment and retention in social and health research. Healthy People 2010 has set as one of its overarching goals the elimination of social/economic and health disparities among different segments of our population and yet disparities in some community and minority populations persist. The active participation of minorities in studies is critical to respond to federal research mandates, address recruitment and retention barriers and solutions in research, and ultimately improve minority health through research. In this lecture, we will:
  1. Provide rationale and the importance of minority participation in research.
  2. Discuss barriers to minority recruitment, including individual-based, community-based and researcher/science-based along with recommended strategies.
  3. Provide examples of community based models and approaches in the US continent and Hawai`i that were successful in minority recruitment and retention studies.

Registration is closed for this event. The recorded event and workshop resources are available above in the section titled Venue.

Colette Browne
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
Phone: 808.956.6126

Grant Support
This workshop is sponsored by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Multidisciplinary And Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion (RMATRIX) Award # U54MD007584 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.