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A Participatory, Mixed Methods Approach to Define and Measure Partnership Synergy in Long-standing Equity-focused CBPR Partnerships.
Am J Community Psychol. 2020 12; 66(3-4):427-438.AJ

Abstract

Understanding what contributes to success of community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships is essential to ensuring their effectiveness in addressing health disparities and health inequities. Synergy, the concept of accomplishing more together than separately, is central to partnership effectiveness. However, synergy specific to long-standing, equity-focused CBPR partnerships has not been closely examined. To address this, we defined and developed measures of partnership synergy as one dimension of a participatory mixed methods study, Measurement Approaches to Partnership Success (MAPS), to develop a validated instrument to measure success in long-standing CBPR partnerships. Framed by a conceptual model and scoping literature review, we conducted in-depth interviews with a national panel of academic and community experts in CBPR and equity to develop partnership synergy measures. Items were refined through an iterative process, including a three-stage Delphi process, comparison with existing measures, cognitive interviews, and pilot testing. Seven questionnaire items were developed to measure synergy arising from equitable partnerships bringing together diverse partners across power differences to promote equity. Defining and measuring synergy in the context of long-standing partnership success is central to understanding the role of synergy in collaborative approaches to research and action and can strengthen CBPR partnerships to promote healthy communities and advance health equity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.Community Based Organizations Partners, Flint, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Detroit, MI, USA.Friends of Parkside, Detroit, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32744781

Citation

Coombe, Chris M., et al. "A Participatory, Mixed Methods Approach to Define and Measure Partnership Synergy in Long-standing Equity-focused CBPR Partnerships." American Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 66, no. 3-4, 2020, pp. 427-438.
Coombe CM, Chandanabhumma PP, Bhardwaj P, et al. A Participatory, Mixed Methods Approach to Define and Measure Partnership Synergy in Long-standing Equity-focused CBPR Partnerships. Am J Community Psychol. 2020;66(3-4):427-438.
Coombe, C. M., Chandanabhumma, P. P., Bhardwaj, P., Brush, B. L., Greene-Moton, E., Jensen, M., Lachance, L., Lee, S. Y. D., Meisenheimer, M., Minkler, M., Muhammad, M., Reyes, A. G., Rowe, Z., Wilson-Powers, E., & Israel, B. A. (2020). A Participatory, Mixed Methods Approach to Define and Measure Partnership Synergy in Long-standing Equity-focused CBPR Partnerships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 66(3-4), 427-438. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12447
Coombe CM, et al. A Participatory, Mixed Methods Approach to Define and Measure Partnership Synergy in Long-standing Equity-focused CBPR Partnerships. Am J Community Psychol. 2020;66(3-4):427-438. PubMed PMID: 32744781.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Participatory, Mixed Methods Approach to Define and Measure Partnership Synergy in Long-standing Equity-focused CBPR Partnerships. AU - Coombe,Chris M, AU - Chandanabhumma,P Paul, AU - Bhardwaj,Prachi, AU - Brush,Barbara L, AU - Greene-Moton,Ella, AU - Jensen,Megan, AU - Lachance,Laurie, AU - Lee,S Y Daniel, AU - Meisenheimer,Melanie, AU - Minkler,Meredith, AU - Muhammad,Michael, AU - Reyes,Angela G, AU - Rowe,Zachary, AU - Wilson-Powers,Eliza, AU - Israel,Barbara A, Y1 - 2020/08/03/ PY - 2020/8/4/pubmed PY - 2021/9/10/medline PY - 2020/8/4/entrez KW - Community-based participatory research KW - Evaluation KW - Health disparities KW - Health equity KW - Measurement in mixed methods KW - Synergy SP - 427 EP - 438 JF - American journal of community psychology JO - Am J Community Psychol VL - 66 IS - 3-4 N2 - Understanding what contributes to success of community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships is essential to ensuring their effectiveness in addressing health disparities and health inequities. Synergy, the concept of accomplishing more together than separately, is central to partnership effectiveness. However, synergy specific to long-standing, equity-focused CBPR partnerships has not been closely examined. To address this, we defined and developed measures of partnership synergy as one dimension of a participatory mixed methods study, Measurement Approaches to Partnership Success (MAPS), to develop a validated instrument to measure success in long-standing CBPR partnerships. Framed by a conceptual model and scoping literature review, we conducted in-depth interviews with a national panel of academic and community experts in CBPR and equity to develop partnership synergy measures. Items were refined through an iterative process, including a three-stage Delphi process, comparison with existing measures, cognitive interviews, and pilot testing. Seven questionnaire items were developed to measure synergy arising from equitable partnerships bringing together diverse partners across power differences to promote equity. Defining and measuring synergy in the context of long-standing partnership success is central to understanding the role of synergy in collaborative approaches to research and action and can strengthen CBPR partnerships to promote healthy communities and advance health equity. SN - 1573-2770 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32744781/A_Participatory_Mixed_Methods_Approach_to_Define_and_Measure_Partnership_Synergy_in_Long_standing_Equity_focused_CBPR_Partnerships_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -