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

Course Content  

Part 1: What is Community-Based Participatory Research for Health?
  • The Community’s View of Traditional Research
  • Rationale for a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach (CBPR)
  • Definition of CBPR
  • Key Principles of CBPR
  • Application of CBPR Approach
  • Core Phases of CBPR
Part 2: Forming, Maintaining, Sustaining, and Evaluating a CBPR Partnership
  • Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
  • Initiating a CBPR Partnership
  • Identifying and Selecting Partners
  • Assessing Community Strengths and Dynamics
  • Identifying Priority Health Issues and Research Questions
  • Forming and Maintaining Partnerships
  • Sustaining Partnerships
  • Evaluating CBPR Partnerships
  • Conceptual Framework of CBPR
Part 3: Planning and Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Participation of Partners in Planning and Conducting the Research
  • CBPR Approach to Data Collection
  • CBPR Project Examples: Application of CBPR to Three Data Collection Methods (Community Surveys, Focus Groups, and In-Depth Interviews)
  • Data Analysis, Feedback, and Interpretation
  • Integration of Data Feedback, Interpretation, and Planning
Part 4: Dissemination and Translation
  • The Community’s View of Access to Data and How Data is Used
  • Dissemination and Translation: Overview
  • Audiences and Mechanisms 
  • Guidelines and Examples
  • Translation of Research Findings
Part 5: Challenges, Benefits and Lessons Learned in Conducting CBPR
  • Challenges
  • Benefits
  • Lessons Learned and Recommendations