To promote health and well-being among the Rochester population through
community-based participatory research
civic engagement and …to achieve good health for all
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative way of doing research that involves researchers and community members; it engages community members, uses local knowledge in the understanding of health problems and the design of interventions, and invests community members in all parts of research.
1. CBPR recognizes the community as a unit of identity.
A community may be defined by a geographic area, but it could also be a shared ethnic/racial/group or other identity.
2. CBPR builds on the strengths and resources within the community.
3. CBPR uses collaborative, equitable partnership principles in all aspects of the research.
Academic and community partners work together to define the problem, collect information, find solutions, implement programs, and interpret and disseminate results.
4. CBPR involves learning together and capacity building among all partners.
5. CBPR promotes a balance between research and action for the benefit of all partners.
6. CBPR focuses on public health concerns of local relevance and addresses social determinants of health.
7. CBPR involves a long-term process and commitment to sustainability of successful programming.
8. CBPR involves systems development through a community-responsive, process- oriented and repetitive approach.