A free public event celebrating the publishing of Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, Advancing Social and Health Equity – third edition – is planned for Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m., at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd St. SW in Albuquerque’s South Valley. The event, which will be attended by many of the authors, includes food and live music.
Chief Editor of the publication, Nina Wallerstein is a professor of public health in The University of New Mexico’s College of Population Health and director for the university’s Center for Participatory Research. Wallerstein has been developing community-based participatory research (CBPR) and empowerment interventions for more than 30 years across New Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, Latin America and beyond.
“This newest edition provides the latest iterations of community-based participatory research and community-engaged research,” Wallerstein says. “The book, co-edited by Bonnie Duran with the University Washington, John Oetzel with the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and Meredith Minkler with the University of California, Berkeley, provides a deep overview of CPBR history, theories and action, emerging trends and promising practices towards goals of knowledge democracy and health equity.”
The publication is broken into chapters that detail CBPR and community engaged research history and principles; working with diverse communities; building relationships for CBPR; research design; ethics; CBPR capacity health initiatives; partnership evaluation; and developing healthy public policy.
For more information, visit Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, Advancing Social and Health Equity