AAPCHO is pleased to introduce its latest research toolkit! The Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR): A Health Center Toolkit with Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPI) or “CBPR Toolkit” is a joint collaboration between AAPCHO and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). It is intended as a handbook for community health centers (CHCs) and researchers interested in collaborative research activities.
We encourage you to send us your feedback or additional resources for this toolkit, as we will continually update and develop its usefulness to researchers and health centers with your contributions. To reach us, email AAPCHO at firstname.lastname@example.org or NACHC at email@example.com.
You can also submit your feedback via our CBPR Toolkit Evaluation.
The CBPR Toolkit was sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH NCMHD Grant #P60 MD000538-07S1) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services (Requisition #07R000132).
Increasing calls for more comprehensive and participatory approaches to studying public health have led to the development of community-based models of research, in which communities actively and equitably engage in the research process. Carefully executed, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) benefits not only researchers, but also the community under study by empowering it with the knowledge and tools to implement changes.
With that said, there is now a growing interest in conducting CBPR at health centers focused on medically underserved populations, such as Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. From building ideas, to finding appropriate collaborators, to writing grant proposals, this extensive and evolving toolkit provides the resources health centers and researchers need to start a CBPR project and support the development, success, and sustainability of their projects together.
The Community-Based Participatory Research: A Health Center Toolkit with Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (CBPR E-Toolkit) contains an array of useful information for health centers and researchers, including:
What is the toolkit?
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Is a hard copy or CD-rom of this CBPR Toolkit available?
Is there a way to be notified when the toolkit is updated?
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What is CBPR?
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is, “a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community with the aim of combining knowledge and action for social change to improve community health and eliminate health disparities.” (W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Health Scholars Program, 2001) CBPR relies on “trust, cooperation, dialogue, community capacity building, and collaborative inquiry toward its goal of improving health and well-being.” (Minkler and Wallerstein, 2003)
CBPR for Health Centers
CBPR for Academics
Getting Started in CBPR
Developing & Maintaining Partnerships
Ethical Review and Considerations
IRB/Ethics Tools and Training
Examples of CHC CBPR Activities
Methodological Issues and Data Collection
Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language
Building a National Health Center Research Agenda
Listservs (Under Construction)
AA&NHOPI Demographic and Health Characteristics in the U.S.
Improving Quality of Health Care and Growing Opportunities for AA&NHOPIs
Appendix - References
Appendix - Glossary of Terms