Using a Community Partnered Participatory Research Approach to Implement a Randomized Controlled Trial

Planning Community Partners in Care

Published in: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, v. 21, no. 3, Aug. 2010, p. 780-795

Posted on RAND.org on July 31, 2010

by Bowen Chung, Loretta Jones, Elizabeth L. Dixon, Jeanne Miranda, Kenneth B. Wells

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Quality improvement (QI) for depression in primary care can reduce disparities in outcomes. We describe how community-partnered participatory research was used to design Community Partners in Care, a randomized trial of community engagement to activate a multiple-agency network versus support for individual agencies to implement depression QI in underserved communities.

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