A New Protocol for Research Priority Setting

A Novel Method for Involving Women of Color at High Risk for Preterm Birth in Research Priority Setting, published in JOVE!


This article describes the Research Prioritization by Affected Communities (RPAC) protocol and findings from its use with women at risk for preterm birth. Using the protocol, women identified and prioritized their unanswered questions about pregnancy, birth and neonatal care aimed at influencing research priority setting by funders and researchers.


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Linda S. Franck (1,2), Monica R. McLemore (1,2), Norlissa Cooper (1), Baylee De Castro (3), Anastasia Y. Gordon (4) , Schyneida Williams (5), Shanell Williams (2), Larry Rand (2,3)
1 School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 2 UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative, University of California, San Francisco, 3 School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 4 San Francisco Black Infant Health Program, 5 Homeless Prenatal Program, San Francisco, CA