Glossary Entry

Community-based Participatory Research 

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative and participatory process that involves all partners and recognizes the strengths that each brings. CBPR starts with a research topic that is important to the community. The community helps with creating the research questions and interpreting the results. The goal is to combine knowledge with action, and to use the results to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.

adapted from:

  • The Institute for Community Health, based on: Green, LW, Stoto, MA Linking Research and Public Health Practice: A Vision for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1997: 13(6) 5-8
  • The WK Kellogg Foundation Community Health Scholars Program