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Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum

NOTE: This curriculum is housed on the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health website. All information below is taken from: The Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group. Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum. 2006. www.cbprcurriculum.info

As interest in community-based participatory research (CBPR) grows, there is a growing need and demand for educational resources that help build the knowledge and skills needed to develop and sustain effective CBPR partnerships. This curriculum seeks to address this need and demand. This evidence-based curriculum is intended as a tool for community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health. It can be used by partnerships that are just forming as well as mature partnerships.

About the curriculum authors

The material and information presented in this curriculum are based on the work of the Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group that emerged from the Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Project. Information is drawn from the experiences and materials of project partners, as well as other print and electronic sources. In some cases, portions of existing materials were adapted or modified to address the goals of the curriculum. When applicable, permission has been granted by the authors or copyright holders.

Proper citation

We encourage you to use, adapt and link to the curriculum to suit your purposes as long as (a) it is properly cited as indicated below and (b) you let us know how you are using it by sending a quick email to info@ccph.info.

The proper citation for the curriculum is: The Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group. Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum. 2006. www.cbprcurriculum.info

Curriculum overview, goals and objectives

Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum presents an opportunity to explore the practice of CBPR as an innovative approach for improving health. The curriculum intends to foster critical thinking and action on issues impacting CBPR and community-institutional partnerships. The curriculum is built upon a combination of experiential and didactic approaches to teaching and learning. Through clearly presented content, examples and exercises that stimulate new ways of thinking "outside of the box," you will:

Intended audience

The curriculum is intended as a tool for use by community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health. It can be used by partnerships that are just forming as well as existing partnerships. It is intended for use by health professions faculty and researchers, students and post-doctoral fellows, staff of community-based organizations, and staff of public health agencies at all skill levels.

Suggestions for using the curriculum

Developing a CBPR partnership is a dynamic process. Partnerships may want to use the curriculum from their inception, or use specific sections that address specific challenges the partnership is currently facing. The curriculum may be used:

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