ERIC Number: EJ893967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
An Interinstitutional Academic Collaborative Partnership to End Health Disparities
Logan, Barbara N.; Davis, Leroy; Parker, Veronica G.
Health Education & Behavior, v37 n4 p580-592 Aug 2010
Much has been published in the health care literature describing partnerships between academic institutions and community or health care agencies that are designed to improve health outcomes in medically underserved populations. However, little has been published regarding partnerships between minority- and majority-serving academic institutions with this same aim. Key principles of collaborative partnerships are used in a descriptive analysis of the development, functions, and benefits of such an interinstitutional academic partnership that was formed to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities in rural South Carolina. Lessons learned from the partnership parallel other human relationships where mutual respect and trust, open and clear communication, and shared decision and problem solving are important for building and sustaining partnerships.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Minority Groups, Rural Schools, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Access to Health Care, Program Development, Institutional Characteristics, Change Strategies, Group Dynamics, Health Education, Administrative Principles, Racial Differences, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina