Appendix F: Principles and Policies
A number of authors have advanced principles for CBPR. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience, Barbara Israel and her colleagues in Michigan have identified nine key principles of CBPR that support successful research partnerships and are widely cited [Israel B, Schulz A, Parker E and Becker A. (1998). Review of community-based research: Assessing partnership approaches to improve public health. Annual Review of Public Health, 19, pp. 173-202]
Examples of principles and policies developed by other CBPR partnerships and initiatives are listed below:
Model Tribal Research Code with materials for tribal regulation for research and checklist for Indian Health Boards, developed by the American Indian Law Center.
The Navajo Nation Human Research Code sets forth the conditions under which researchers and others may perform research activities on living human subjects within the territorial jurisdiction of the Navajo Nation.
Policy on Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health - The American Public Health Association adopted this policy on CBPR in public health at its 2004 annual meeting.
Research Principles - developed by Isles, Inc., a nonprofit community development and environmental organization with the mission to foster more self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has developed policies and procedures to guide decisions about their involvement in research: A research involvement policy, a research participation procedure and an application form.