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Integrating principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR) with the injury prevention and control agenda
  1. Michael A Yonas1,
  2. Mariana Garrettson2,
  3. Andrea Gielen3,
  4. Edith A Parker4
  1. 1Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2Injury Prevention Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  3. 3Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  4. 4Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael A Yonas, Family Medicine, Community PARTners Core, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, niversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA; yonasma{at}

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Despite remarkable advances in injury and violence prevention, our research community remains limited in its ability to explain why and how certain disparities in unintentional and intentional injuries persist. There is increasing attention to generating evidence and translational research models that can rapidly disseminate injury prevention and control programmes and policies into practice to improve health, safety and well-being for all segments of society.1 ,2 Community engagement in research is recognised as a successful approach integrating education and social action to improve health and reduce disparities.3 Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a unique type of community-engaged research that equitably involves community partners in the research process and recognises the unique strengths each party brings to understanding and addressing the issue.

CBPR is about intentional, collaborative, long-term partnerships between academics and communities that undertake culturally sensitive and contextually relevant research.4 …

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  • Funding The content presented was supported by the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number KL2 TR000146.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.