The Role of Partnerships

Second Annual Meeting of Child Health Services Researchers

The Second Annual Meeting of Child Health Services Researchers, held on June 27, 2000 in Los Angeles, highlighted the role of partnerships in advancing the field and in increasing its impact on the health and well being of children. The meeting moved forward from the conceptual frameworks established at the 1999 meeting, and sought to address the goal of identifying gaps in knowledge in child health services research (CHSR) and between knowledge and practice in children's healthcare.

The meeting was co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). This summary of the meeting was prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by Health Systems Research, Inc.


Partnerships between disciplines, between research and practice settings, and between individuals at all levels of research will be necessary to continue to build a child health services research agenda and to ensure its relevance to health care delivery and practice. This central message was introduced in the keynote address by Robert Brook, M.D., Sc.D., Vice President of RAND Health, and it emerged throughout the afternoon during eight breakout sessions centered around three themes:


Keynote Address: Random Thoughts by a Non-Pediatrician
Starting Your Career in Child Health Services Research (CHSR)
Grantsmanship (Including Mock Study Session)
Advanced Models and Methods, Part 1
Advanced Models and Methods, Part 2
Social Stratification: Implications for Understanding Racial, Ethnic and Class Disparities in Child Health and Development
Errors in Children's Health Care
Adolescent Health Care and Health Services Research
Translating the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health on Policy and Practice for Children

Current as of June 2000

Internet Citation:

Role of Partnerships: Second Annual Meeting of Child Health Services Researchers. June 27, 2000. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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