Community-Based Participatory Research:
A Partnership Approach For Public Health
About This Training


This downloadable file is intended as an introduction to CBPR for people who are in the early stages of using or considering using CBPR. It is designed for academic researchers from multiple fields, including public health, education, nursing, medicine, social work, urban planning, and for health and human service practitioners, and members of community-based organizations. The training is divided into five sequential parts:

  • Rationale, definition, and core principles;
  • Strategies for forming, maintaining, sustaining, and evaluating CBPR partnerships;
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and interpretation;
  • Dissemination and translation of research findings; and
  • Benefits, challenges, and recommendations for using CBPR for research and social change
Insights from the literature and the experiences of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center and its affiliated projects are provided throughout. Users have the opportunity to engage individually or as a partnership group in interactive case study activities.