Increasing minority research participation through collaboration with community outpatient clinics: the STEP-BD Community Partners Experience.
BACKGROUND: Minority populations have been under-represented in mental health research studies. The systematic treatment enhancement program for bipolar disorder developed the Community Partners Program (CPP) to address this issue in a large, prospective treatment study of persons with bipolar disorder. PURPOSE: The primary goal of CPP was to develop a community-based infrastructure for studying bipolar disorder that would enhance the ethnic/racial and socioeconomic diversity of participants...Expand abstract
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