Evaluation of RHCP: A Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership to Address Health Disparities
Since its inception, RHCP has become productive and experienced at deploying data-driven assessments and interventions across multiple health issues, and has grown to include over a multiple institutional partners. RHCP’s research efforts have resulted in securing nationally competitive funding, as well as numerous institutional and foundation awards. However, despite its successful track-record, RHCP has not undergone a formal evaluation. This project aims to address this deficit by assessing processes and procedures that contribute to enhancing and sustaining institutional partnerships, fostering and supporting cross-disciplinary collaborations, and implementing research protocols in community-based settings. RHCP members are partnering with CBPR evaluation experts from the University of New Mexico Center for Participatory Research to conduct the evaluation.