Appendix B: Selected Reports

For additional reports on CBPR, visit the CBPR Resources Webpage at

AHRQ Conference on Community-Based Participatory Research Summary Report.  This conference, held in November 2001, was sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in collaboration with The W.K. Kellogg Foundation The Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health.

AHRQ Evidence Report on Community-Based Participatory Research. In 2002, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissioned the Research Triangle Institute-University of North Carolina Evidence-Based Practice Center to conduct a systematic review of the literature on CBPR approaches to improved health.  The review, published in 2004, is available at  On December 2, 2004, CCPH and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice co-sponsored a web conference based on the report. Entitled "Community-Based Participatory Research: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Its Implications," the web conference featured three of the report's authors as presenters. To access the web conference archive, along with presenter Powerpoints and handouts, visit

American Public Health Association Policy on CBPR in Public Health was adopted at its 2004 annual meeting. The policy is available at

Community Readiness: A Handbook for Successful Change. Published by the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, this handbook is an easy-to-use guide.  The key concepts of the community readiness model are described in a practical, step-by-step manner.  The purpose is to guide communities or researchers in using the model to better understand the process of community change and to develop effective, culturally-appropriate, and community-specific strategies for prevention and intervention. www.TriEthnicCenter.ColoState.Edu

Directory of Funding Sources for Community-Based Participatory Research.  Prepared by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health for a June 2004 Conference on Improving the Health of Our Communities through Collaborative Research sponsored by the Northwest Health Foundation.  This directory includes funding agency descriptions, deadlines, contact information, examples of previously funded CBPR projects, and an annotated listing of funding resource websites.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services. The Community Guide serves as a filter for scientific literature on specific health problems that can be large, inconsistent, uneven in quality, and even inaccessible. The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease.

A Handbook for Participatory Community Assessments:  Experiences from Alameda County.  Mizoguchi N, Luluquisen M, Witt S, Maker L. Alameda County Public Health Department, 2004.  This "how-to" book describes the steps and tools used in the participatory community assessments conducted by the Alameda County Public Health Department in California, in collaboration with the South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative and the Livermore Neighborhood Coalition.  The assessments collected information on assets and priorities and called for community action to create a safe and healthy environment. Available at under the section "Data and Reports." 

Health Leadership Training Guide (HLTG): A Training Guide For Community Members Dedicated to Becoming Effective Health Leaders. Produced by the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, the HLTG can be used by residents, community-based organizations, and health departments that are interested in training residents to become effective health leaders in their community. The HLTG is grounded in solid experience of the Long Beach Partnership in planning, developing, and implementing a yearlong  Health Leadership Training program. The HLTG is a tool that will increase the internal capacity of residents to build and hone their community leadership skills. The guide is organized in to five main sections: 1) Identifying and Assessing Community Problems, 2) Solving Community Health Problems, 3) Community Leadership Skills, 4) Group Retreat, and 5) Graduation. Each section provides a workshop description, learning objectives, teaching materials, quizzes, trainer’s note, and references.

NIEHS Meeting on CBPR Summary Report: Successful Models of Community-Based Participatory Research.  Edited by O’Fallon LR, Tyson FL, Dearry A. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences convened this meeting in 2000.

University + Community Research Partnerships: A New Approach. Edited by Jacqueline Dugery J and Knowles J of The Pew Partnership for Civic Change.  This 2003 report summarizes the findings from a 19-site participatory research initiative that partnered community-based organizations with academics from area colleges and universities. It also highlights the conversation and general themes that arose during a roundtable discussion with representatives from higher education, the philanthropic sector, and the nonprofit community.