BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from cancer health disparities, and population-level prevention is needed. OBJECTIVES: A community-academic partnership to address cancer health disparities in two predominately African American jurisdictions in Maryland was evaluated. METHODS: The Partnership Self-Assessment Tool (PSAT) was used in a process evaluation to assess the partnership in eight domains (partnership synergy, leadership, efficiency, management, resources, decision making, participation, and satisfaction). RESULTS: Mean scores in each domain were high, indicative of a functional and synergistic partnership. However, scores for decision making (Baltimore City's mean score = 9.3; Prince George's County's mean score = 10.8; p = .02) and participation (Baltimore City's mean score = 16.0; Prince George's County's mean score = 18.0; p = .04) were significantly lower in Baltimore City. CONCLUSIONS: Community-academic partnerships are promising approaches to help address cancer health disparities in African American communities. Factors that influence decision making and participation within partnerships require further research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Sociology and Political Science