Out of the Ivory Tower, Into the Real World

Examples of Street-Smart Community Health Research

by Bowen Chung, Charles Edward Corbett, Barbara Boulet, Janet R. Cummings, Keisha Paxton, Sharon McDaniel, Sequoia Olivia Mercier, Charla Franklin, Eric Mercier, Loretta Jones, Barry E. Collins, Paul Koegel, Naihua Duan, Kenneth B. Wells, Deborah C. Glik, Brittany Butler, Drew Jones, Michael A. Rodriguez, Pluscedia Williams, Kavita Patel, Susan Stockdale, Ruthie Gray, Delores A. Hill, Nisaa Madyun, Marleen Wong, Bradley D. Stein, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Lisa H. Jaycox, Arlene Fink, Pia Escudero, Catalina Zaragoza, Audra K. Langley, Marielena Lara, Hal Morgenstern, Robert H. Brook, David M. Homa, David M. Mannino, Lara J. Akinbami, Glenn Flores, Sara Rosenbaum, Gary Rachelefsky, Will Nicholas, Sally C. Morton, Seth Emont, Marian Branch, Barbara Genovese, Lani Wheeler, Vernon Smith, Thomas Platts-Mills, Noreen Clark, Nicole Lurie, Kevin B. Weiss, Michael D. Cabana, Christy R. Houle, James W. Krieger, Laurie L. Lachance, John R. Meurer, Ivonne Vega, Michael P. Rosenthal, Benjamin Springgate, Charles Allen, Ruth Klap, Catherine Jones, Shaula Lovera, Diana Meyers, Lawrence Palinkas, Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Marcia A. Ellison, Theodore Booker, N. Fackler-Lowrie, Moraya Moini, Kamau R. Williams

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Discusses the potential of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to reduce the burden of chronic health problems on poor and minority neighborhoods and describes three successful CBPR programs.

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