Lessons learned from the Protección en Construcción (PenC) community research partnership.
Sprague-Martinez-L; Ndulue-UJ; Brunette-MJ
Int Public Health J 2012 Jul-Sep; 4(3):275-284
PenC (Protección en Construcción) seeks to build community-university-labor partnership in order to design, implement and evaluate an intervention aimed at preventing falls and silica exposure among Latino construction workers. This study evaluated the PenC partnership process. Semi-structured partner interviews and surveys were used. Thematic, univariate and bivariate analyses were conducted; results were presented back to partners who then provided data context. Although all partners report increased capacity, including new connections and knowledge, resident researchers, here promotores, are much more likely to share information with their neighbors and other local residents. Engaging residents can lead to deeper community penetration.
Sociological-factors; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates; Workers; Humans; Men; Women; Work-areas; Work-environment; Personal-protective-equipment; Silica-dusts; Fall-protection
Linda Sprague Martinez, Ph.D., Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, Community Health Program, 112 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, United States
International Public Health Journal
University of Massachusetts Lowell