Collaboration between cancer control researchers and practitioners is paramount in designing and sustaining effective interventions that are contextually appropriate and culturally relevant. During our September cyber seminar, a team of four researchers and practitioners discussed their experiences collaborating on the HAVOC project—an innovative smoke-free initiative designed to change social norms and reduce tobacco use among young adult Partiers (18 – 24) while building support for smoke-free venues through social media, as well as digital and outreach events.
We hope you were able to join our cyber seminar today! Now we want to start a conversation on some of the topics touched on during the presentation, and we invite you to join in the discussion!
Do you have any questions or comments for our speakers?
Here are some other possible jumping off points for continuing the conversation:
- How do you identify your own research partners?
- What do you see as barriers and facilitators to researcher/practitioner collaboration?
- What pros and cons have you experienced in your own collaborations?
- Have you conducted a behavioral intervention significantly similar to or different from HAVOC? What are your thoughts?
We look forward to hearing your stories!