Community-campus partnership in action: Lessons learned from the dupage county patient navigation collaborative

Athena T. Samaras, Kara Murphy, Narissa J. Nonzee, Richard Endress, Shaneah Taylor, Nadia Hajjar, Rosario Bularzik, Carmi Frankovich, Xinqi Dong, Melissa A. Simon

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Background: Using community-based participatory research (CBPR), the DuPage County Patient Navigation Collaborative (DPNC) developed an academic campus-community research partnership aimed at increasing access to care for underserved breast and cervical cancer patients within DuPage County, a collar county of Chicago. Given rapidly shifting demographics, targeting CBPR initiatives among underserved suburban communities is essential. Objectives: To discuss the facilitating factors and lessons learned in forging the DPNC. Methods: A patient navigation collaborative was formed to guide medically underserved women through diagnostic resolution and if necessary, treatment, after an abnormal breast or cervical cancer screening. Lessons Learned: Facilitating factors included (1) fostering and maintaining collaborations within a suburban context, (2) a systems-based participatory research approach, (3) a truly equitable community-academic partnership, (4) funding adaptability, (5) culturally relevant navigation, and (6) emphasis on co-learning and capacity building. Conclusions: By highlighting the strategies that contributed to DPNC success, we envision the DPNC to serve as a feasible model for future health interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Patient Navigation
Community-Based Participatory Research
community
cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
community research
Breast Neoplasms
Capacity Building
research approach
Foster Home Care
diagnostic
Early Detection of Cancer
Research
funding
Demography
Learning
health
learning
Health

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  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Samaras, Athena T. ; Murphy, Kara ; Nonzee, Narissa J. ; Endress, Richard ; Taylor, Shaneah ; Hajjar, Nadia ; Bularzik, Rosario ; Frankovich, Carmi ; Dong, Xinqi ; Simon, Melissa A. / Community-campus partnership in action : Lessons learned from the dupage county patient navigation collaborative. In: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 75-81.
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