Community-Based Participatory Research
Mobilize knowledge: Our CBPR listserv was created in 2004 as a vehicle for the growing network of people involved and interested in CBPR to share their knowledge and experience. It has since grown to over 4,800 subscribers from community, academic, government, philanthropic and other settings. In addition to the usual postings of news items such as conferences and funding opportunities, what distinguishes the CBPR listserv is the commitment of subscribers to summarize and share the responses to the questions they post so that everyone can benefit from the information they gathered. A lively discussion in 2005 of “failures” in CBPR, for example, led to an issue of the Journal of Urban Health on the topic. If you have a question about any aspect of CBPR, by all means please feel free to contact us, but we also suggest you post your question on the CBPR listserv!
In response to subscriber feedback, two additional listservs have “spun off” from the main one: The CBPR Ethics listserv focuses on research ethics review and the ethical issues that arise in CBPR and the CBPR Jobs listserv regularly posts CBPR related fellowship and job opportunities.
CCPH conferences provide an opportunity to deepen your knowledge in CBPR through skill-building workshops, posters, exhibits and community site visits, not to mention the many informal opportunities to consult with experienced CBPR practitioners from around the world.
Provide training and technical assistance: Our evidence-based online curriculum, Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships has proven to be an enduring and popular resource since its launch in 2005. We also provide on-site CBPR training and technical assistance through the CCPH Consultancy Network, drawing on the curriculum or on new content tailored to an organization’s particular needs. If you are looking for a CBPR expert to give a presentation, lead a workshop, or provide consultation, contact us today!
Conduct research: Our research helps to identify CBPR benefits, facilitators, challenges and best practices that we widely share through peer-reviewed papers and practical products:
Visit our Research Ethics page for information on our studies of CBPR ethics.
Build coalitions: We incubate and participate in coalitions that help to strengthen the field of CBPR:
Advocate for supportive policies: We advocate nationally for CBPR as a strategy for health equity and social justice and are often the only group to emphasize the needs and interests of communities and community-based organizations that engage in research. We have responded to U.S. federal government requests for comments on research peer review, needed research resources, funding priorities and ethics policies and submitted testimony to the NIH Council of Public Representatives. Through the CCPH-CTSA Member Interest Group, we have developed and shared policy positions on community engagement in the CTSA program with the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine. We have also authored editorials that help to advance our policy positions.