Post 3: Community Based Participatory Research

As my research project comes to a close, I’d like to attempt to make some broad conclusions and tie together the concepts of health promotion and community capacity building one last time.  In previous posts I discussed the importance of using research as a link between capacity building and health promotion and examined the sociological concept of community. In this final post I would like to introduce a community based research method that unites concepts in these previous posts and in my opinion, is one of the most promising methods through which to conduct capacity building and health promotion in unison. This method is called community based participatory research, abbreviated as CBPR .

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