Training and Workshops

To provide faculty, trainees, students, and community partner with knowledge and skills on Community Engagement and related topics the OCH has developed the following workshops:

  1. Preparing for Research: Strategies and Approaches to Research in Community Settings
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Identify how evaluation and research can help to advance your work in the community
    • Define Community Engaged Research
    • Explain the differences between traditional and CBPR approaches to research
    • Describe the unique roles of academia vs. community partners in community based research
    • Understand and outline key steps involved in developing and sustaining research partnerships
  2. Introduction to Community Based Participatory Research
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Explain the basic principles of CBPR and the differences between traditional and CBPR approaches to research
    • Define community and identify community partners as they relate to the current project
    • Understand and outline key steps involved in developing and sustaining CBPR partnerships
  3. The Role of Community Engagement in Translational Research
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the framework for understanding health disparities
    • Explain the role of community engagement in translational research including:
      • Defining community engagement
      • Differentiating traditional research vs. CBPR
      • Describing the spectrum of community engaged research
      • Recognizing the benefits and challenges of community engagement
    • Formulate strategies of Community Engagement to enhance clinical research
    • Identify approaches for integrating community engagement into your study design
  4. Grant Writing for Community Agencies
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Explain the importance of "telling your story" in a grant proposal
    • Describe tips for writing a successful grant
    • Identify sources of grant support
    • Describe typical review criteria
    • Understand and outline major parts of a typical grant
  5. Development of Partnership Agreements
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss the purpose of partnership agreements
    • Identify the critical components of a partnership agreement
    • Describe common formats of partnership agreements
    • Explain the benefits of formalizing your partnership through a partnership agreement
    • Determine appropriate decision-making methods for partnership
  6. Making the Most of Your Community Service
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the health status of local communities, including racial and ethnic health disparities
    • Describe the structure and functioning of the local health care safety net
    • Define the public health model and contrast it to the traditional biomedical model of understanding health and disease
    • Identify and describe the major social and economic determinants of health
    • Describe the difference between community engagement and volunteerism
    • Explain principles for effective collaboration and engagement with communities to address the social and economic determinants of health
    • Define personal goals and plans for community service
  7. SafetyNet Systems
    Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Identify who is the Health Care Safety Net?
    • Describe the role of Community Health Centers in the Safety Net
    • Explain County Operated Health Systems
    • Name and define Safety Net Coverage Programs

Faculty Development Seminars

The OCH has partnered with the Office of Diversity and Leadership to host a series of workshops: Cultural Considerations in Population Health Research and Clinical Practice Series Objectives: Faculty participants will be guided through an interactive seminar series to achieve the following objectives for each session.

  1. Session 1: Health Disparities and Implications for Patient Care and Research, Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH
    1. Define race, ethnicity, culture.
      1. Describe current state of health disparities.
      2. Assess personal cultural attitudes.
    2. Discuss how discrimination and mistrust affect patients' interaction with physicians and the health care system.
  2. Session 2: Cultural Humility and The Space Between Us: The Case of the Police Officer and the Professor, Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH
    1. Identify and appreciate the 3 tenets of Cultural Humility as a lifelong approach to cross-cultural and cross-racial interactions.
    2. Identify common historical scripts that may exist or emerge during the course of clinical encounters.
    3. Apply the tenets of Cultural Humility in dysfunctional or problematic cross-racial and cross-cultural clinical encounters.
  3. Session 3: It's Not What You Say, It's What You Hear: Cross Cultural Communication and Building Trusting Relationships, Veeja Periyakoil, MD
    1. Part I: Using Non-Verbal Communication to Promote Culturally Effective Care
      1. Gain an initial understanding of the role of non-verbal aspects of communication.
      2. Increase awareness of non-verbal communication.
      3. Identify one specific aspect of non-verbal communication and work on enhancing awareness/skills in this by self-directed practice changes.
    2. Part 2: Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution
      1. Identify steps involved in cross-cultural conflict resolution.
      2. Identify solutions to reducing cross cultural conflict and promoting patient centered care.
  4. Session 4: Recruitment and Retention of Low Income and Ethnic Minority Populations for Clinical Trials, LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH
    1. Part 1: Situating Trust and Trustworthiness
      1. Understand different meanings of "trust" that may lead to courses of action for its cultivation in research and clinical practice.
      2. Identify research and clinical practice patterns and behaviors that may contribute to perception of investigator/provider un-trustworthiness and trustworthiness.
      3. Describe the range of collaborative processes that can be used to facilitate trustworthy effective community-academic partnerships.
      4. Articulate principles for effective collaboration and engagement with Stanford, health professionals, and organizations in local communities.
    2. Part 2: Clinical Trial Recruitment
      1. Summarize the value and importance of increasing under-represented minority populations in research
      2. Analyze the role of participant trust and researcher/institution trustworthiness in increasing under-represented minority populations in research.
      3. Describe African American and Latino community attitudes and perspectives regarding clinical trial participation at Stanford.
      4. Understand how to identify challenges related to development of successful strategies to recruit and retain under-represented populations for clinical trials.