- Practical Tips for Establishing Partnerships With Academic Researchers: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations
- Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 9, Issue 2, Summer 2015
- pp. 203-212
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Background: Research exists on strategies for successful conduct of community-based participatory research (CBPR). Unfortunately, few published resources are available to advise community-based organizations (CBOs) on preparation for and engagement in CBPR.
Objectives: We aimed to create a resource for CBOs that describes how an organization can prepare for and participate in CBPR.
Methods: We used a case study approach of one CBO with a decade-long history of collaboration with academic researchers. We identified lessons learned through a retrospective review of organizational records and the documentation of experiences by CBO leadership and research partners. The findings were then labeled according to CBPR Partnership Readiness Model dimensions.
Lessons Learned: The review of CBO documents and key informant interviews yielded ten practical tips to increase organizational readiness for and engagement in CBPR.
Conclusions: By understanding the best practices for organizational readiness for and participation in CPBR, CBOs will be better equipped to actively participate in community–academic partnerships.