Increasing the relevance of research to underserved communities: lessons learned from a retreat to engage community health workers with researchers

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 May;24(2):840-9. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0086.


This article presents information on a community retreat developed to seek input from community health workers (CHWs) to increase the relevance of our research to underserved communities in Oregon. Retreats facilitating dialogue between researchers and CHWs could yield important insight to enhance the significance of research for communities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Workers*
  • Community Participation / methods
  • Community-Based Participatory Research / organization & administration*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance, Health
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medically Underserved Area*