This publication is designed to help communities understand the relevance of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to their local work. It describes how CBPR is different from traditional research, the historical groundings of this research approach, principles of CBPR and examples/lessons learned from CBPR projects. The goal of this publication is to help coalitions understand how they can be involved in and contribute to the CBPR process, including how to select a research partner and how to set up a successful CBPR project. The goal of this publication is to help coalitions understand how they can become involved in research and why their involvement is valuable and critically important to furthering our understanding of how we can effectively reduce substance abuse at the population level.
***We are currently making a transition from print to digital copies of publications developed by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, including our primer, Beyond the Basics and Research Brief series. From this point on, we will only be providing Institute publications in a digital format instead of requests for physical copies. In this new ebook format, we can provide convenient, immediate and interactive access to our publications at no cost to coalitions. These publications can be viewed on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection, as well as downloaded as a PDF file that can be easily shared or printed.
The publications can be accessed individually or in our ebook gallery at http://ebooks.cadca.org/gallery.