Community Sciences and Health Outcomes

Community Sciences and Health Outcomes

CSHO Capabilities

  • Proposal development and submission
  • Human subjects protection
  • Community engagement
  • Recruitment and retention of study participants
  • Study management
  • Results dissemination

CSHO Services

  • Networks with three specific populations in central Pennsylvania:
  • Access to health care providers and affiliate hospitals
    • Participant recruitment and retention
    • Protocol development and approval
  • Comprehensive information on the 28-county catchment area
    • Mapping and spatial analysis
  • Analysis of secondary data sets
    • Pennsylvania data sets
    • Unique national data sets
    • Other national data sets
  • Consultation on:
    • Community-based research
    • Recruitment and retention of diverse participants to cancer control studies
    • Cultural sensitivity
    • Qualitative study design and data analysis
    • Strategies for dissemination and implementation

CSHO Training and Education

The CSHO shared resource provides training and education to the following groups:

Penn State Cancer Institute investigators:

  • Strategies for recruitment and retention
    • Institution-level strategies
    • Protocol-level strategies
    • Investigator-level strategies
  • Measurement of health disparities
    • Spatial
    • Rural (contextual)

Penn State Cancer Institute catchment area population:

  • Community (lay) health worker training and education
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Cancer summits and symposium

Undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Research opportunities
  • Internships and practicum

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