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Community-Based Participatory Research

by Karen Hacker SAGE Publications, Inc
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Community-Based Participatory Research by Dr. Karen Hacker presents a practical approach to CBPR by describing how an individual researcher might understand and then actually conduct CBPR research. This how-to book provides a concise overview of CBPR theoretical underpinnings, methods considerations, and ethical issues in an accessible format interspersed with real life case examples that can accompany other methodologic texts in multiple disciplines.

Key Features
•The practical, step-by-step approach provides a “how to” for CBPR, actively engaging students in the topic. These case examples introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of a CBPR approach.
•View from the Community sections help students translate research into practice. Students will hone their approach to community engagement as well as their understanding of the potential pitfalls of CBPR by gaining the perspective of community partners.
•Questions and Activities sections provide instructors with examples of activities designed to reinforce learning and introduce students to practical aspects of CBPR through exercises that are based both in and out of class.

Chapter 1 Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Chapter 2 Defining the Community and Power Relationships
Chapter 3 Methods for CBPR
Chapter 4 CBPR--Step by Step
Chapter 5 Translating Research Into Practice: View From Community
Chapter 6 Ethical Considerations in CBPR
Chapter 7 Conclusions

Dr. Karen Hacker, M.D., MPH, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Community Health (ICH), a community research organization dedicated to CBPR (Community Based Participatory Research). She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Senior Medical Director for Public and Community Health at Cambridge Health Alliance. She received her B.A. from Yale University, her M.D. from Northwestern University, her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and her M.P.H. from Boston University. She has more than 20 years experience working with diverse populations as a public health leader, primary care physician, and CBPR researcher. Throughout her career, she has worked with community partners to catalyze change in both practice and research environments. She served as interim Chief Public Officer for the City of Cambridge and as the Division Director for Child and Adolescent Health at the Boston Public Health Commission before coming to the Institute.