Title

Challenges to research in urban community health centers

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Date

4-2-2006

Document Type

Article

Subjects

African Americans; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Colonic Neoplasms; Communication Barriers; Community Health Centers; Female; Health Services Research; Hispanic Americans; Humans; Information Systems; Male; *Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Quality of Health Care; Research Design; *Urban Population

Disciplines

Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Preventative Medicine

Abstract

Community health centers (CHCs) are important settings for research aimed at reducing health disparities. However, CHCs pose many challenges to research at patient, provider, and system levels. We summarized lessons learned from a multimethod, formative study to develop intervention strategies for improving colorectal cancer screening in CHCs, and make recommendations for future research. The call for research in "real world" settings such as CHCs must be matched with greater understanding of the challenges, as well as the resources to meet those challenges.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Am J Public Health. 2006 Apr;96(4):626-8. Epub 2006 Jan 31. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16449595