Community-based participatory research: Policy recommendations for promoting a partnership approach in health research

B. A. Israel*, A. J. Schulz, E. A. Parker, A. B. Becker

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Abstract

Community-based participatory research in public health focuses on social, structural, and physical environmental inequities through active involvement of community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all aspects of the research process. Partners contribute their expertise to enhance understanding of a given phenomenon and integrate the knowledge gained with action to benefit the community involved. This article presents key principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR), discusses the rationale for its use, and provides a number of policy recommendations at the organizational, community and national levels aimed at advancing the application of CBPR. While the issues addressed here draw primarily upon experiences in the United States, the emphasis throughout this article on the establishment of policies to enhance equity that would serve both to increase the engagement of communities as partners in health research, and to reduce health disparities, has relevant applications in a global context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-197
Number of pages16
JournalEducation for Health
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2001

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Policy recommendations for research partnerships
  • Research partnerships for health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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