Community-Based Participatory Research for Improved Mental Health ETHICS & BEHAVIOR Smikowski, J., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Bruss, C., Roberts, L. W. 2009; 19 (6): 461-478


Community-based participatory research (CBPR) focuses on specific community needs, and produces results that directly address those needs. Although conducting ethical CBPR is critical to its success, few academic programs include this training in their curricula. This paper describes the development and evaluation of an online training course designed to increase the use of CBPR in mental health disciplines. Developed using a participatory approach involving a community of experts, this course challenges traditional research by introducing a collaborative process meant to encourage increased participation by special populations, and narrow the parity gap in effective mental health treatment and services delivery.

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