Community-based Participatory Research

Partnering with Communities for Effective and Sustainable Behavioral Health Interventions

Published In: Health Psychology, v. 28, no. 4, July 2009, p. 391-393

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2009

by Laura M. Bogart, Kimberly E. Uyeda

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The authors describe a community based participatory research (CBPR) effort to develop, pilot test, and conduct a randomized controlled trial of a school-based adolescent obesity prevention program. They also debunk several myths about CBPR and argue that community-academic partnerships are essential for developing effective interventions.

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