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 December 31, 2008
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.