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The Journal of Community Health Management

Process of community engagement in a mixed model research: A success story from Kolkata India

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Author Details: Arunansu Talukdar,Ananya Bhowmik,Sukriti Rana,Payel Talukdar*,Kalpana Datta

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 135

Article End Page : 139


Community engagement in relation to HIV/AIDS has so often been a topic of discussion in India, substantial involvement of the community has rarely been a mainstream practice The general concept of community engagement is letting research projects achieve success by involving the participants directly into the research work, and implementing the results and the inferences obtained from those projects for the betterment of participants. We tried our level best to put this theory in practice at Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India during year 2015-2016. Apart from some teething problems that cropped up at the initial stage of the study, which was difficult and time taking to solve. The advantages of community involvement, as the experience showed, outweighed such minor difficulties. The final developed model for community engagement among marginalized population was successful and we can recommend this model for robust data collection and interpretation expecting a fruitful end result.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Community engagement, Community involvement.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2738.2018.0031