Details and Information
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Areas of Focus: Behavioral health in under-resourced communities
Population Characteristics: All
Contact: Krystal Griffith
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Wells, AB, MD, MPH
The Community and Patient Partnered Research Network (CPPRN) is a new project in Los Angeles County and New Orleans that seeks to improve behavioral health services for under-resourced communities. Our CPPRN is driven by equal partnerships between patients, community members, and researchers to create a system for conducting behavioral health research. All of our research is based on the priorities of communities, patients, and caregivers. We will use community-partnered participatory research (CPPR) to make sure that patients and community stakeholders co-lead research that is important to communities and helps overcome distrust of research.
The goal of CPPRN is to address disparities among African-American and Latinos adults and adolescents at risk for behavioral health conditions. CPPRN aims to accomplish this goal by:
- Using the CPPR approach where researchers, community stakeholders, and patients work together to develop policies.
- Create an approach that addresses behavioral health conditions that can be reproduced by having patients, caregivers, clinicians, and community stakeholders work together.
- Develop a research and data infrastructure through collaborative decision making by patients, community stakeholders, and researchers.