ERIC Number: EJ855662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Reference Count: 47
Using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Target Health Disparities in Families
Berge, Jerica M.; Mendenhall, Tai J.; Doherty, William J.
Family Relations, v58 n4 p475-488 Oct 2009
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an action research approach that emphasizes collaborative partnerships between community members, community organizations, health care providers, and researchers to generate knowledge and solve local problems. Although relatively new to the field of family social science, family and health researchers have been using CBPR for over a decade. This paper introduces CBPR methods, illustrates the usefulness of CBPR methods in families and health research, describes two CBPR projects related to diabetes, and concludes with lessons learned and strengths and weaknesses of CBPR.
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Community Programs, Social Sciences, Community Organizations, Researchers, Health Services, Cooperation, Problem Solving, Diabetes, Program Descriptions
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