Lunch & Learn: Community-Based Participatory Research

Jul 14, 2023 | Community-Based Participatory Research, Lunch & Learn, Training, Video, Webinars | 0 comments


The CCPH “Lunch & Learn: Community-Based Participatory Research” webinar was a collaborative training panel with community and academic experts sharing their understanding and experiences around community-based participatory principles and research.


What did attendees gain from attending this event?

  • Contrasts between traditional, scientific research and community-based participatory research
  • Lessons learned from a community-based participatory research study led by the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative
  • Strategies to advance health equity in their respective community through action-based research

Attendees also received post-training resources that will be beneficial for them as they work to grow in the field of community-based participatory research.


How does the partners’ mission connect to the work CCPH does?

 There were three external partner panelists at this training – a community partner, an academic partner, and a medical partner – who are all members of the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative, a community-medical-academic partnership that works to establish structures and processes that respond to, empower and facilitate communities in defining and resolving issues related to disparities in health.

Based on the work that the partners are involved with, they are passionate about advancing health equity and social justice, and the panel represented a near-perfect balance among stakeholders, which aligns perfectly with the work CCPH is committed to doing daily.


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Rebekah Chandler has been active in the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative (GHDC) since 2017. She joined the GHDC while in treatment for breast cancer after struggling to navigate the healthcare system, which seemed to be structured in a manner that empowered the system rather than the patient. She is now a survivor and passionate about challenging systems to base their definitions of value and success on the customer/patient perspective.

Christina Yongue, MPH has managed a NIH research study which eliminated a racial disparity in cancer care through a community-based participatory research approach. She is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the Co-Chair for the Stakeholder Advisory Board for the ACURE4Moms research study. She is the mother of two talented daughters, who make her a cheer-mom and a piano-mom.

Matt Manning, MD, FASTRO is a radiation oncologist in Greensboro, North Carolina. Manning earned his degree in chemistry at The College of William and Mary and completed his medical school and residency at the VCU School of Medicine. Manning joined Cone Health in 2001, implementing advanced technology such as IMRT, SRS and SBRT. He served as the Medical Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. He also served as the Cone Health Chief of Oncology, leading radiation and medical oncology for six cancer campuses from 2019 through 2021. He was named a Fellow in the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in 2019. Manning is committed to successful community cancer research. In the past three years, he has co-authored over twenty articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, the “Red Journal” and mainstream media. In 2016, Manning’s project to drastically reduce costs in oncology received the ACCC Innovator Award. The project focused on “Hotspotters.” He showed that costs are less driven by expensive cancer treatment and result from gaps in coordination of services in medically complex patients. Manning is active with his hospital’s Next Generation ACO, having served as the Oncology Division Chief and Operating Committee member. Manning is a member of the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative who conducted ACCURE. This study was successful in eliminating racial disparity in cancer care. Manning is board-eligible in Clinical Informatics. He has served on the EPIC Oncology and Radiation Oncology Steering Committees. Manning is a past President of the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine and has served on the ASCO Membership Committee. Manning and his wife Allison have three daughters. He loves dragging their suitcases through airports, playing music and walking his dogs.

Facilitator: Alan Wells, PhD, MPH