Community Based Participatory Research
How do I create partnerships between the community and research teams to conduct research?
- Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an approach that centers around community interests to achieve relevant results for those involved.
- The goal of CBPR is to collaborate with the community, often involving an interdisciplinary team that seeks direct community input into all parts of the research process.
- CBPR can be applied to mitigate health disparities and improve health outcomes for populations that have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.
Helpful Links, Videos and Online Courses
- Community-based Participatory Research
- Defines CBPR, and explains the importance of community engagement for successfully implementing a CBPR design. The Community Tool Box is published by the Center for Health and Development at the University of Kansas.
- CBPR: A guide to ethical principles and practices
- A guide to ethical considerations for CPBR, to protect participants and promote equal benefit from research findings published by Durham University.
- Engage for Equity – A partnered website hosted by the Center for Participatory Research
- Website designed specifically for CBPR. Includes sub-pages for CBPR models, resources, and examples.
Templates and Examples
- CBPR: A Strategy for Building Healthy Communities and Promoting Health through Policy Change
- A comprehensive guide to CPBR from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Focuses on building and maintaining community partnerships, and includes examples of successful CBPR studies from California.
- Israel, B. A., Coombe, C. M., Cheezum, R. R., Schulz, A. J., McGranaghan, R. J., Lichtenstein, R., Reyes, A. G., Clement, J., & Burris, A. (2010). Community-Based Participatory Research: A capacity-building approach for policy advocacy aimed at eliminating health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 100(11), 2094–2102