Recruiting Study Participants in Appalachia - Why Community Contacts and Gatekeepers are Essential
This presentation will focus on how cooperation with local gatekeepers and opinion leaders is critical for recruitment in many tight-knit Appalachian communities. Strategies employed- and lesson learned - from community-based studies conducted on topics ranging from vaccination promotion, smokeless tobacco prevention, and opioid disposal among Appalachian and rural Kentucky communities will be discussed.
Donald W. Helme, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Gifford Blyton Emdowed Professor of Communication & Persuasion
UK College of Communication and Information
Registration is Required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to reserve your place. If you require special physical arrangements to attend, please call 859-323-8545.
Pizza, provided by CCTS, will be served at 11:50 am.