Camille Pettersson NHPRC2013


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Camille Pettersson NHPRC2013

  1. 1. Academic-practice-policy partnership for health promotion research in NGO setting Charli Eriksson, Camilla Pettersson, Susanna Geidne, Ingela Fredriksson
  2. 2. Development of knowledge for health promotion needs a well-developed mechanism for collaboration between academics, practitioners and policymakers.
  3. 3. Objectives of the Workshop This workshop will highlight necessary components for fostering a trustful partnership as well as the need for critical reflections and sustainable structures in NGO settings.
  4. 4. The workshop procedures Introduction: Alcohol and drug prevention run by NGOs – research challenges CE Meetings with project leaders IF In-depth studies CP Examples: Big Sisters against Drugs CP Stakeholders perspective SG Participatory research process CE Clarifying Questions: Converging and divergent perspectives A trustful partnership for knowledge development: Promoting factor and barrier:
  5. 5. Power and Commitment: Alcohol and Drug Prevention by Non- Governmental Organizations in Sweden 2003– supported by National Institute of Public Health and previously National Board of Health and Welfare Collaboration with NGOs (~ 40/year) Integrated research and development for NGO on alcohol and drug prevention
  6. 6. Implemented measures to promote partnerships between NGOs and researchers Measures Focus Particpants Extent Meetings with project leaders Documentation and thematic discussions All 2/year Project Dialogues Strenthening project implementation and evaluation Optional 3-5 per year Competence Strengthening Formal Academic Training Supervison in Groups Optional optional 2004-5 Support to documentation Webb-based reporting system All 2/year In-depth Studies Process and Effect Studies Including Feedback to NGOs Selected projects 20 National Conferences Reflection on Prevention – Evidence and Collaboration All 2006. 2008. 2010. 2012
  7. 7. Meetings with Project Leaders All projects are invited Twice each year Presentation of projects Thematic lectures and discussions Presentation of on-going research Networking and exchange of experiences important
  8. 8. In-depth Studies Strong and Clear – an effect study of a parental support program Parents Together – a cluster randomized intervention study School as a Setting for AD Prevention – SMART, Triaden ANDT-prevention in Leisure Time Genus related ANDT Prevention The Art of Project Leadership – a study of NGO Projects
  9. 9. Examples: Big Sisters against Drugs The Girl Zone (Tjejzonen) • Targeting female youths between the ages 12-25 • The objective is to prevent mental health problems among girls and young women Big Sisters against Drugs: • Dyads of a young girl 12-25 years old, the Little Sister, and a ten year older girl, the Big Sister (mentor) • The Sisters meet twice a month for 1,5-2 hours to talk about issues important to the Little Sister. • The role of the Big Sister is to be someone the girls can talk to, be inspired from, and be supported by.
  10. 10. Aim The overall aim of the study is to improve the knowledge base for the alcohol and drug prevention among young girls Methods • Interviews with Little Sisters and Big Sisters • Longitudinal questionnaire survey with the Little Sisters (2011-2014) • Cross-sectional study with the Big Sisters • Interviews with the project leaders at the Girl Zone - The evaluation
  11. 11. A written agreement between the research team and the Girl Zone The Girl Zone agree to: - Implement the project Big Sister against Drugs until 2013. - Assist the research team to reach Big Sisters and Little Sisters with information about the study and requests for participation in the questionnaire and interview surveys. - Report back on the results of the study to the Big Sisters and the Little Sisters. The research team agree to: - Conduct data collection in accordance with the research plan - Provide data for the feedback to the Girl Zone. - Publish results from the study on the research team's website and in scientific journals and conferences . - The partnership
  12. 12. about the research: about The Girl Zone: about the interviews with the Little Sisters: ”Women’s health” on Wednesday 10.15 Room: Auditorium A1-36 Horten - For further information
  14. 14. Lotta Zetterqvist. Tjejzonen
  15. 15. Ann-Britt Hagel, IOGT
  16. 16. Åke Setréus, NBHW
  17. 17. PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH 2012-06-08
  18. 18. Pillars of Participatory Research Genuine partnerships require a willingness of all stakeholders to learn from one another In addition to conducting research, there is commitment to train community members in research The knowledge and other products gained form research activities should benefit all partners Participatory research requires a long-term commitment of partners (after Minkler & Wallerstein 2003)
  19. 19. Clarifying Questions: Converging and Diverging Perspectives?
  21. 21. Bridging the Research-Practice- Policy Gaps We need: Knowledge about effective methods and tools Time and skilled personnel Leadership and administrative support Shared language concerning concepts and tools
  22. 22. Guidelines for APP Research Develop a trustful academic-practice-policy partnership for research – it takes time Fundamental are elements of communication, collaboration, and compromise Genuine partnership require a willingness of all stakeholders to learn from one another The knowledge and other products gained form research activities should benefit all partners APP partnership requires a long-term commitment of partners
  23. 23. From the Art of Project Leadership