CBPR: A Partnership Approach for Public Health

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Date Developed: 1/1/2017. Source: Michigan Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 6.5 hours.


Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organization representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process.

This course was originally released in 2009. Given its success as a foundational course, updates were made in 2017 for this new, web-based version.

Learning Objectives

• List the rationale, definition, and core principles of CBPR (CHES Area of Responsibility 4.2.7).

• Describe strategies for forming, maintaining, sustaining, and evaluating CBPR partnerships (2.1.3, 4.7.2).

• Discuss qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and interpretation (4.2.6).

• Explain methods of dissemination and translation of research findings (4.6.8, 4.7.1, 4.7.5).

• Identify benefits, challenges, and recommendations for using CBPR for research and social change (4.2.7).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.