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CBPR: A Partnership Approach for Public Health is a Course

CBPR: A Partnership Approach for Public Health

Started Feb 18, 2018


Full course description

Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are offered for a $21 fee. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material. Credits are only available to those who have not already completed the original version of the course.

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organization representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process.


This course was originally released in 2009. Given its success as a foundational course, updates were made in 2017 for this new, web-based version.



Academic researchers from multiple fields, including public health, education, nursing, medicine, social work, urban planning; health and human service practitioners; and members of community-based organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • List the rationale, definition, and core principles of CBPR (CHES Area of Responsibility 4.2.7)
  • Describe strategies for forming, maintaining, sustaining, and evaluating CBPR partnerships (2.1.3, 4.7.2)
  • Discuss qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and interpretation (4.2.6)
  • Explain methods of dissemination and translation of research findings (4.6.8, 4.7.1, 4.7.5)
  • Identify benefits, challenges, and recommendations for using CBPR for research and social change (4.2.7)


Israel, B.A., Coombe, C.M., McGranaghan, R. (2018). Community-based participatory research: A partnership approach for public health (2nd ed.). Community Engaged Scholarship for Health,, 2018. 

Continuing Education Credit

6.5 Nursing Contact Hours (Credits expire on December 31, 2022)

6.5 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


Updates made in 2017-2018 were supported by the Michigan Public Health Training Center and Detroit URC. The Michigan Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 

The Detroit Urban Research Center’s work on these updates was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award #1R25GM111837-01. Related materials do not necessarily represent views of NIH. Also supported by the University of Michigan.

Original sponsor statements:

Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center -- Michigan Public Health Training Center (MPHTC), University of Michigan School of Public Health -- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars® Program at the University of Michigan -- Yale University Medical Schools -- Community-Based Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, University of Michigan School of Public Health.


The MPHTC is funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Individual authors are responsible for this content and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA. Funding from the MPHTC has made production of this training possible.


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