Not yet, I’m really busy. Does it really matter if I answer?
Yes! We need members’ help to achieve the PAPREN vision of a Network that brings diverse partners together to create communities where all people can be healthy and active. Our goal as the Coordinating Center, and the core of what makes PAPREN unique, is providing opportunity for individuals to come together and collaborate. Collaboration – across the research to practice continuum, across disciplines, across the country and even the world – improves research and the translation to practice that will truly achieve active communities. Based on our initial ideas and input into our 2020 formative survey, we launched events, communications and Work Groups. Now we need members like you to tell us how it’s going and how we can improve to better meet your needs and expectations.
Okay, I get that. What does the survey ask about?
We ask questions about your overall satisfaction with the Network as well as:
- Which Grand Rounds did you attend? Which Network calls?
- What do you like most about them? What could we improve?
- What are your suggestions for topics and speakers?
- How often do you read our newsletter, The PAPREN Post?
- What could we do to make The PAPREN Post better?
- How often do you visit our website, papren.org, and what sections do you use most?
- What could we do to improve the website?
PAPREN Work Groups
- What Work Groups do you participate in?
- Are you participating on one or more Work Group projects?
That sounds reasonable. But how do I know you’ll make Network changes based on member input?
Here are just a few examples of innovations we’ve adopted in response to member input:
- We adapted the structure of The PAPREN Post as members became confident of the audience we reach (520 members!) and send us timely content.
- We recruited Grand Rounds speakers on mobility for people with disabilities as well as the impact of green space interventions on health outcomes like violence prevention and increased exercise.
- During Grand Rounds and Network calls, the chat box has become a place for lively interaction among participants. Members contribute thoughts and questions for the presenter and each other as well as resources. We send out a listing of resources and URLs from the presenter and chat to the PAPREN membership. We’re working on blog posts for questions we couldn’t live-answer because of time.
You convinced me! Where do I go to respond?
You can access the survey here.
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We look forward to sharing the evaluation results with everyone on the May Network call.
-PAPREN Coordinating Center