Community-Engaged Research Projects

Research can be done in community settings. It can also engage community partners. Health research should focus on issues that are important to the community, and the people who live there. Some research engages the community as equal partners. This is called Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

"CBPR in health is a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community, has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities."

—WK Kellogg Foundation Community Health Scholars Program

CBPR is built on a partnership between researchers and the community. "Community" can be a neighborhood or an organization. It can be a group of people with common interests or health issues.

Learn about community-engaged research projects