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Community-Based Participatory Research Resources

Cynthia Agyemang Clark; Virginia J. Dodd, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Joseph L. Riley III, Ph.D.Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives. It engages community members, employs local knowledge in the understanding of health problems and the design of interventions, and invests community members in the process and products of research. In addition, community members are invested in the dissemination and use of research findings and ultimately in the reduction of health disparities.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.

Developing and Sustaining Community-based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-building Curriculum

This site provides an evidence-based curriculum intended as a tool for community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Prevention Research Centers

The Prevention Research Centers work as an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners to conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.

The Institute for Community Research

The ICR is a non-profit research institute to develop research partnerships and conduct applied and action research with communities and organizations in New England and beyond.

Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

The URC is a collaborative partnership involving the University of Michigan, the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, eight community-based organizations, and Henry Ford Health System that seeks to maintain an effective partnership that identifies problems affecting the health of residents on the east, southwest, and northwest sides of the city and promotes and conducts interdisciplinary, community-based participatory research which recognizes, builds upon, and enhances the resources and strengths in the communities involved.