WHAT IS BOOT CAMP TRANSLATION?

Boot Camp Translation (BCT) is a process where complicated medical information is translated into concepts, messages, and materials that are meaningful and engaging to community members.

 

Doctors & Researchers

BCT utilizes the skills and expertise of community members, academic researchers, and medical professionals.

 

Community Members

Together, these partnerships use BCT to develop locally relevant health interventions that can improve the health of individuals and communities.

 

Community Health Priorities

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

The term “Boot Camp” refers to the intensity of the activity. While fun work, the BCT process requires commitment to complete tasks and activities. All participants come through the process stronger and smarter. The key elements of BCT are the local community engagement and discovery.

The BCT process can improve health outcomes by creating:

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS THE HEART OF BOOT CAMP TRANSLATION

The principles of community engagement (CE) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) are ever-present in the BCT process. Community members, academic researchers, and medical experts, all bring perspectives and complementary skills needed for a successful partnership. As with any relationship, all BCT partners should expect to learn and grow from their experiences together over time.

THIS IS MORE THAN A SERIES OF FOCUS GROUPS

Shared Expertise

High-level Education

 BCT recognizes the expertise that community members and researchers bring to the table and takes advantage of sharing each person’s expertise to achieve success.

BCTs begin with a medical expert presenting an in-depth educational session on the given topic. The information is not over-simplified for a lay audience.

  Consistent Partners

  Active Facilitators

Throughout a BCT, the same community and academic partners participate. The result is a robust group dynamic.

 BCT facilitators are part of the BCT team. There is “back and forth” communication, and the facilitator’s expertise is shared as part of the group.

  Collaborative Creation

BCT engages local community members in changing the way patients and community members think and communicate about health.

BOOT CAMP EXAMPLES

TEAM

JACK WESTFALL, MD, MPH

COLORADO HEALTH OP

HIGH PLAINS RESEARCH NETWORK

PAIGE BACKLUND-JARQUIN, MPH

COLORADO CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE

DONALD NEASE, MD

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE

COLORADO CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE

MONTELLE M. TAMEZ

COLORADO CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE

LINDA ZITTLEMAN, MSPH

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE

HIGH PLAINS RESEARCH NETWORK

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