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U of TX San Antonio: Joins with SOPHE to Publish New Community Engagement Handbook

Drs. Barbara Turner and Melissa Valerio of the University of Texas San Antonio Research Center  in collaboration with the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) have published Underserved Populations: Advancing Health, Engaging and Developing (UPAHEAD) Research Handbook.  With valuable links and tips, this 100-page handbook features a rigorous overview of published evidence about the initial stages of identifying community partners to guide the engagement and research process, as well as real-life examples and action items to build stronger relationships with vulnerable populations. It fills evidence gaps with lessons from a University of Texas research project funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute® and focused on engaging residents in two rural, predominantly Hispanic communities in chronic pain management.  Available in e-book or hard copy, the book is useful for public health students, allied health and medical professionals and others seeking true community engagement.

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