Principles and Core Values in CBPR Partnerships and Community Engaged Research Projects
|Exercise: Principles and Core Values in Partnerships|
|Instructions||INTRODUCTION TO THE EXERCISE (10 MINS)
|Step 1:||PERSONAL REFLECTION (5-10 minutes)
|Step 2:||PARTNER SHARING (30 minutes)
|INTRODUCTION OF COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH (CBPR) PRINCIPLES (10-15 minutes) Handout
© Engage for Equity, Nina Wallerstein, Center for Participatory Research, University of New Mexico, 2016
Key Principles of CBPR
- Acknowledges community as a unit of identity.
- Builds on strengths and resources within the community.
- Facilitates a collaborative, equitable partnership in all phases of research, involving an empowering and power-sharing process that attends to social inequalities.
- Fosters co-learning and capacity building among all partners.
- Integrates and achieves a balance between knowledge generation and intervention for the mutual benefit of all partners.
- Focuses the local relevance of public health problems and ecological perspectives on multiple determinants of health.
- Involves systems development using a cyclical and iterative process.
- Disseminates results to all partners and involves them in the wider dissemination of results.
- Involves a long-term process and commitment to sustainability.
Israel, B. A., Eng, E., Schulz, A. J., & Parker, E. A. (2013). Introduction to methods in community-based participatory research for health, 2nd edition. In B. A. Israel, E. Eng, A. J. Schulz & E. A. Parker (Eds.), Methods in community-based participatory research for health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Guiding Principles for Decolonizing and Indigenizing Research
True partnerships begin with reflection upon the privileged statuses from which most partners operate and the emotionally difficult task of acknowledging the pain of Native communities and developing empathy.
Research partners must value and prioritize indigenous epistemologies, knowledge, cultural protocols, and healing practices.
The community should contribute to defining research problems and strategies, which should respond to their own self-identified needs and concerns.
All aspects of the research must acknowledge the community’s strengths and resilience.
The partnership should be collaborative and mutually respectful with knowledge exchanged in both directions.
Research partners are obliged to enhance community capacity to conduct Indigenous and Western research, disseminate research findings in culturally meaningful ways, and anticipate the implications.
Traditional knowledge and methods must be actively integrated into the formulation of the research questions and the process of scientific inquiry.
Research partners and community members must actively seek to decolonize and indigenize the research process to transform science as well as themselves, their communities, and the larger society for the betterment of all.
Walters, K.L., Stately, A., Evans-Campbell, T., Simoni, J.M., Duran, B., et al., (2009). “Indigenist” collaborative research efforts in Native American communities. In A. R. n (Ed.), The field research survival guide. (pp. 3-26). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.