At the Heart of the Matter:
Building a Framework for Collective Action
At the Heart of the Matter exists to engage HBCU researchers, patients, and advocacy organizations in cardiovascular research (from ideation to dissemination and implementation) and engagement of patient-centered outcome research (PCOR).
Upcoming At the Heart of the Matter Convening
The At the Heart of the Matter: Building A Collective Framework for Action scheduled for April 15-17, 2021 has been postponed.
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People involved in the program
At the Heart of the Matter is a partnership between CCPH, Morehouse School of Medicine, the American Heart Association, The Center for Black Health Equity, and South Carolina State University. This continual partnership will convene HBCUs in the southeast region and their community partners to address cardiovascular disparities using the patient-centered outcome research (PCOR) framework.
Research supported by the program
The project’s aim is to engage Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) researchers, patients, and advocacy organizations in cardiovascular research and engagement using PCOR principles.
Community engagement resulting from the program
We want to engage the community at-large in four ways:
- Increase the knowledge of HBCU researchers/faculty, African American patients, and advocacy organizations of PCORI and its focus on PCOR and community-engaged research (CER).
- Identify priorities in cardiovascular disease as it relates to cardiovascular disease research and engagement for African Americans in the southeast region of the US.
- Establish a network of HBCU researchers, patients and stakeholders focused on cardiovascular disease.
- Develop an Action Plan to guide proximal and distal activities to engage stakeholders in addressing cardiovascular disease and prioritize immediate and long-term priorities.
CCPH’s involvement in the program
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health will be helping to facilitate the “At the Heart of the Matter” convening this spring. The convening, At the Heart of the Matter will be guided by the expertise of our partners as well as critical lessons learned through CCPH’s previous engagement efforts and convenings. This includes the importance of developing a convening where patient voices are centered and amplified, and trustworthy partnerships are established. Our approach is innovative as it will establish a network of HBCU researchers, patients, and stakeholders committed to addressing cardiovascular disease disparities amongst African Americans through culturally responsive, patient-centered research approaches.
News from At the Heart of the Matter
Cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and stroke, has a disparate impact on African Americans. Conversely, this community has not been fully engaged to the degree desired in research ideation, implementation, and dissemination. Engaging diverse...
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