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Community-academic partnerships to reduce black-white disparities in infant mortality in Florida.
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PMID:  21441669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract:Problem: In Florida, data reveal a widening black-white disparity in infant mortality to the disadvantage of black families. Eight Florida counties have a significantly pronounced black-white infant mortality gap: Broward, Duval, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, and Putnam.Purpose: The black Infant Health Community Collaborative (BIHCC) was established to address the rising racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality. The program used a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to enable communities to develop sustainable initiatives to improve community health and reduce infant mortality.Key Points: Grounded in CBPR principles, a community-academic-state partnership was created to address the upsurge in black-white disparity in infant mortality. Community teams from each participating county underwent a 2-year period of capacity building. The culmination of this process was community-driven action plans to alleviate infant health disparities.Conclusion: The BIHCC provides a replicable model for the development of community-academic-state partnerships to enhance capacity for improving infant health outcomes.
Hamisu M Salihu; Euna M August; Amina P Alio; Delores Jeffers; Deborah Austin; Estrellita Berry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1557-0541     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Community Health Partnersh     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101273946     Medline TA:  Prog Community Health Partnersh     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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