Partners in Research workshop, 2010
CBPR is a collaborative research approach designed to ensure and establish structures for participation by communities affected by the issue being studied, representatives of organizations, and researchers in all aspects of the research process to improve health and well-being through taking action, including social change. This approach to research is meant to increase the value of studies for both researchers and the communities participating in a study, and is well suited for addressing the persistent problems of health care disparities in priority populations in the United States, including racial and ethnic minorities; low-income, rural, and inner-city populations; women; and children.
Reference: Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/minority/cbprbrief/index.html
In 2010, RHCP organized a workshop to engage communities and researchers to work together to improve the health of the community through CBPR. Specific goals of the workshop were to improve understanding among communities and researchers of the CBPR approach, and of the value, challenges and benefits of CBPR; and to increase understanding among communities and researchers about ways of creating CBPR partnerships. Over 100 participants attended this 1.5-day workshop.