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Karin Fröding NHPRC2013workshop app partnership for urban health promotion june 2013 rev 2013 06-10

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Academic-Practice-Policy Partnership for Urban Health Promotion Research

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Karin Fröding NHPRC2013workshop app partnership for urban health promotion june 2013 rev 2013 06-10

  1. 1. Academic-Practice-Policy Partnership for Urban Health Promotion Research Charli Eriksson, Karin Fröding, Eva Järliden, Johnny Andersson
  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 urban settings.
  4. 4. The workshop procedures 1. Introduction:  Partnership for Sustainable Welfare Development and Healthy City Research  Stakeholders perspective  Sustainable structures  Participatory research 2. Clarifying Questions:  Converging and divergent perspectives on urban health promotion research 3. Promoting factor and barrier:  A trustful partnership for knowledge development
  5. 5. Research & development in four municipalities
  6. 6. The PARTNERSHIP Negotiations between four municipalities with four deprived neighborhoods are in focus. Healthy Neighbourhoods – city networking in multilevel context Including the municipal public housing companies (and Swedish Association of Municipal Housing, SABO)
  7. 7. Partnership also includes Örebro University Swedish National Institute of Public Health Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions Two periods 2004-6 and 2007-9
  8. 8. 2012-06-08
  9. 9. Healthy Cities Includes social inclusion, urban governance, and sustainable welfare development potentials for urban planning and public health work
  10. 10. Healthy City – Social Integration, Urban Governance and Sustainable Welfare Development Partnership 2003-2009 Research program 2003- Potentials for urban planning and public health work Two PhD students
  11. 11. Planning and organisation Organisation at the University: Researchers and PhD-students (jointly Public Health Sciences, Center for Urban and Regional Studies) Organisation of the Partnership: Steering Group (politicians, practitioners, researchers), Coordinating committee, Working groups (strategic and operative levels), Participatory approaches in research, Annual conferences, Webpage
  12. 12. Research assignments – part of the concept, right from the start
  13. 13. PERSPECTIVES OF STAKEHOLDERS Politician: Johnny Andersson, Örebro Public Health Coordinator: Eva Järliden, Örebro Researcher: Charli Eriksson PhD Student/PhD: Karin Fröding
  14. 14. 1. What about sustainable structures for neighbourhood development in the Partnership for Sustainable Welfare Development? 2. What about components for fostering a trustful partnership in a local neighbourhood? The Partnership from a research perspective
  15. 15. Analysis of the Partnership This study analyses the development processes in these four partnership municipalities for achieving sustainable structures in area-based development programmes during and after the formal partnership period
  16. 16. Method Using a case study database the study includes nine in-depth studies with interviews (n=68), participant observations (n=125), a survey (n=1,160) and documents
  17. 17. Result Political support, Alliances and Citizen participation are important building blocks in neighbourhood development work However, when the partnership ended there was little left that could function as a sustainable structure
  18. 18. Results Political support Constant but shifted focus Citizen participation Provided a foundation, despite reduced municipal support Alliances The involvement of both the strategic and local level make the best chances
  19. 19. Conclusions Sustainable structure for neighbourhood development striving towards a more equitable health can be created as a result of a partnership for sustainable welfare development, HOWEVER A firm, long-term institutional commitment by the municipality is in this respect crucial
  20. 20. Participatory Research in Baronbackarna, Örebro
  21. 21. How was the participatory research process ? Who participated? 6 persons; 3 women and 3 men 3 local citizens, 2 neighbourhood developer, 1 PhD student
  22. 22. Participatory Research Planning: Research Ethical Review, Organisation of Working Group, Training, Development of Interview Guide, Sampling of participants, Scheduling of Interviews (one year) Analysis, Reporting, and Feedback
  23. 23. Methods Participatory observations, informal talks, telephone calls and visits Field notes; official and private Process lasted 2 years (2007 – 2009) 26 meetings in all 84 hours
  24. 24. Results
  25. 25. Results In order to create an equal and trustful dialogue it was important to openly discuss the participants': • individual situation • commitments • expectations
  26. 26. Results In order to create an equal and trustful dialogue it was important to: • Unmasking power and authority • Let the process take whatever time it takes
  27. 27. Learnt lesson Participatory research - One way to examine the conditions for a healthy and sustainable neighborhood Participation from residents and local stakeholders is a prerequisite for the development of a practice-based research
  28. 28. Converging and Diverging Perspectives?
  29. 29. A TRUSTFULL PARTNERSHIP FOR KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT Promoting factors and barrier
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. In conclusion - Lessons learned from the Partnership • Partnership (legitimacy, cooperation, collaborative learning) • Politics and Policy documents (legitimacy, pressure) • Local alliances (municipality and public housing company) • Neighbourhood development (cooperation, participation, long-term planning, economic resources) • Participation (important but… same people participate) • Participatory research and peer reviews (quality, participation, knowledge development • Research (methodological support, knowledge development but no ”quick-fix”)

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