Facilitator Guide and Workbook Using CBPR Model for Planning and Evaluation of Community-Engaged Partnerships:
This Visioning Exercise uses the CBPR Model as a storyline or logic model to show the connections between partnering and community engagement practices, and goals to better serve communities and improve inequities in health, education, and community development. The Visioning facilitates use of the Model, not as a static framework, but as a dynamic guide to adapt, brainstorm ideas, and co-create a new version of the Model that works best for your partnership. Although it was created as a research model, feel free to reflect on the four domains of the Model for program planning and evaluation, community initiatives and other efforts directed at social change.
In this Visioning Activity, with accompanying Workbooks, we offer guidance for:
- How to ADAPT the model to fit your community context;
- If you are just starting, how to use the model to help PLAN new research project, a new intervention, or new program;
- If you are ready to EVALUATE, how to evaluate your partnership practices;
- How to ASSESS the impact of your practices on your desired outcomes.
Use as much or as little of the guide as you need. It is meant to help your efforts to improve partnership for health equity. For more information, please refer to the Engage for Equity project: http://cpr.unm.edu/research-projects/cbpr-project/cbpr-e2.html
We offer two practical activities for Using the CBPR Model for Visioning, with guidance along the way:
Using the CBPR Model as a Planning Tool
If you are planning a new collaborative research project, use the model as a trigger for your thinking. Ask: what are your own Contexts, Partnering Processes (that you have or would like to see), Research or Intervention Methods (that you have chosen or still need to choose) and your desired Outcomes. This exercise will help you create your own planning model – a shared vision of your partnership.
To evaluate or to reflect on your partnership or collaborative research project, review the Model. Ask: what factors in each of the four domains do you think are the most important for your partnership. Reflect on your experiences from your different points of view, your contexts, history of collaboration, values related to your partnering, and the impact these have had on your intervention and research design and outcomes. This exercise will help you adapt and create your own model that integrates your contexts and your practices towards the outcomes you have reached or still envision reaching.