CBPR Institute 2013

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In June, 2013, San Francisco State University, in partnership with community and academic partners,[1] is hosting its second Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Institute, “CBPR Institute for Health Equity:  Building Effective and Sustainable Partnerships to Improve Community Health”. CBPR is defined as a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process. It enables all partners to contribute their expertise, with shared responsibility and ownership. Training in CBPR is critical to building the capacity of academics, health professionals and community members, including those from underserved communities, to reduce health disparities and increase health equity. One of the goals of the Institute is to build a broad collaboration between public health graduate schools and programs, Clinical & Translational Science Institutes in Northern California, Academic Health Centers, county health departments and community non-profit partners to build capacity in CBPR. Through this collaboration, the CBPR Institute will help to increase the opportunities for new and senior investigators, including those from underserved communities, to engage in CBPR to reduce health disparities. Sessions in the 2013 Institute will include keynote presentations, breakout sessions for dialogue and skills development and application, case study presentations, site visits, media festival, as well as focused research mentorship for ten community-academic teams.


CBPR Institute 2013 Welcoming Address

CBPR Institute 2013 Goals

  • Create partnerships and networks for designing, implementing, and evaluating CBPR projects.

  • Identify ways to integrate knowledge from academic, agency and community partners engaged in CBPR.

June 24, 2013 —  Creating, Building and Maintaining Partnerships

Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast models of partnership within CBPR

  • Identify and design effective strategies for identifying, selecting, and working with partners and within formal organizational structures

  • Develop strategies for embedding cultural humility in partnerships and for bridging differences in power, class, race/ethnicity, and culture.

June 25, 2013– Collaborative Study, Intervention Design and Evaluation

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify and design key strategies for collaboration in study, intervention, and evaluation design.

  • Describe facilitators of and barriers to collaborative study, intervention, and evaluation design

  • Collaboratively identify measures and indicators that can be used to evaluate partnerships and outcomes of CBPR projects

June 26, 2013 – Collaborative Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe different strategies guiding collaboration in data collection

  • Describe different strategies for collaborative data analysis

  • Describe different approaches to collaborative dissemination of project results

June 27, 2013 – The Intersection of CBPR, Policy, and Social Change

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe how CBPR can be used to advance social and policy changes

  • Identify effective collaborative strategies for translating research to policy

  • Develop the capacity of partners to engage effectively in policy and social change as part of organizing and movement building

June 28, 2013—Fundraising and Sustainability for CBPR

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify public and private funding sources for CBPR

  • Describe effective strategies for collaboratively writing strong CBPR proposals

  • Clarify roles, responsibilities and expectations for all partners in proposed project

  • Develop plan for sustaining funding


This conference is funded in part by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (Grant # 1R13MD007620-01).

[1]Planning Committee: Chinese Progressive Association, Commonweal, The DataCenter, Plumbline Consulting, Inc., California Breast Cancer Research Program, CANFIT, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, California Endowment, San Francisco State University (SFSU), Health Equity Institute/SFSU, University of New Mexico, University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of California, San Francisco, San Jose State University, Stanford University.

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