University of Minnesota Community and Faculty Training Curricula to Prepare Partners for Community-based Participatory Research Collaborations

These training materials consist of two separate but parallel comprehensive curricula designed to prepare community members from immigrant and refugee communities and academic faculty to collaborate on community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects. The training is oriented towards research and CBPR naïve community members and CBPR naïve researchers who are developing new partnerships. Materials include Power Point slides, training manuals, exercises, and handouts for each audience. The CBPR curriculum is divided into six sessions.

University of Minnesota Community and Faculty Training Curricula to Prepare Partners for Community-based Participatory Research Collaborations

Research Toolkit

Developed by University of Washington’s Institute for Translation, Research Toolkit is an extensive repository of tools and resources for research conducted in partnership with health care providers and communities.  The resources are organized according to phase of research.

Research Toolkit

Research Basics

The Research Methods Knowledge Base is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods.  It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper.  It also addresses the major theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research including: the idea of validity in research; reliability of measures; and ethics.  The Knowledge Base was designed to be different from the many typical commercially-available research methods texts.  It uses an informal, conversational style to engage both the newcomer and the more experienced student of research.  It is a fully hyperlinked text that can be integrated easily into an existing course structure or used as a sourcebook for the experienced researcher who simply wants to browse.

Research Methods Knowledge Base


CORUS (Community Research Utilities and Support) provides a platform for finding and sharing tools for community engaged research (CEnR). CORUS was developed by a team at Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Community Health Engagement Program (CHEP) along with guidance from our ambassadors at other CTSA-funded community engagement programs and CCPH.  CORUS aims to strengthen the activities of community engaged research programs and their partners by building a robust database of best practices. Resources on CORUS support participatory research. These include: evaluation tools, educational modules, proposals for seed funding, organizational strategies and other useful items. Users of the site are encourages to upload relevant documents, share resources with peers, and engage in discussions with other users about the resources on the site.


Community Campus Partnerships for Health Skill Building Curriculum

Community Campus Partnerships for Health Skill Building Curriculum presents an opportunity to explore the practice of community-based participatory research (CBPR) as an innovative approach for improving health. The curriculum is intended as a tool for use by community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health. The focus of the curriculum is on developing and sustaining CBPR partnerships. The curriculum intends to foster critical thinking and action on issues impacting CBPR and community-institutional partnerships. The curriculum is built upon a combination of experiential and didactic approaches to teaching and learning.

The curriculum includes seven units. Each unit contains:

  1. Learning objectives
  2. In-depth content information about the topic(s) being presented
  3. Examples and interactive exercises that are designed to trigger discussion and to help better understand the concepts being presented
  4. Citations and suggested resources, selected based on their relevance and usefulness to the unit’s learning objectives

Community Campus Partnerships for Health Skill Building Curriculum

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health is a free online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles. Service-learning, community-based participatory research and other community-engaged activities require diverse pathways and products for dissemination in order to reach and benefit community members, practitioners and policy makers. These products include, for example, training manuals, policy briefs, presentations, instructional DVDs and videos, online curricula, and products developed through service-learning, community-based participatory research and other community-engaged work. On this website you will find high quality tools and resources that can be directly downloaded or obtained from the author, typically free-of-charge. All products posted on have been reviewed and recommended by expert academic and community reviewers.

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health



Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s (CCPH) mission is to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. CCPH emphasizes partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work, study, pray and play. CCPH seeks to build the capacity of communities and academic institutions to engage each other in partnerships that balance power, share resources, and work towards system changes while ensuring that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships.

CCPH provides training and technical assistance, conducts research, builds coalitions and advocates for supportive policies in each of these areas:

1.Community-Based Participatory Research

2.Community-Engaged Scholarship

3.Community-Institutional Partnerships


5.Research Ethics

6.Anchor Institutions

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Community Participatory conference training videos- Univ. of New Mexico

In 2009, the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine established a Center for Participatory Research. The mission of the Center for Participatory Research is to support a collaborative environment within UNM that is aligned with core values of community partnership, equity, and participatory engagement in order to co-create new knowledge and translate existing knowledge to improve quality of life among New Mexico’s diverse populations.

CPR supports networks of research with community partners addressing health disparities, through a participatory and partnership approach. CPR seeks to develop future researchers by creating distributed learning opportunities for community and academic partners, using web-based, telehealth, and other multiple site transmission technologies.  Some of the leading scientists and community scholars work within the center to promote community-based participatory research.  Several videos of previous trainings and conference presentations have been archived and are accessible from their website.

University of New Mexico Center for Participatory Research

Principles of Community Engagement Guidebook

Principles of Community Engagement (Second Edition) provides public health professionals, health care providers, researchers, and community-based leaders and organizations with both a science base and practical guidance for engaging partners in projects that may affect them. This 188-page compendium was developed by the Clinical Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Community Engagement Key Function Committee. The second edition provides more detailed practical information about the application of the principles, and it responds to changes in our larger social context, including the increasing use of “virtual communities” and the growing interest in community-engaged health research.  The principles of engagement can be used by people in a range of roles and provides tools for those who are leading efforts to improve population health through community engagement. This resource provided a detailed exploration of key issues in community engagement in research.  It is useful as a reference guide and educational text for both novice and experienced learners.

Principles of Community Engagement 2nd edition

From the Table of Contents:

Chapter 1:  Definitions and Organizing Concepts

Chapter 2: Principles of Community Engagement

Chapter 3: Successful Examples from the Field

Chapter 4:  Managing Organizational Support for Community Engagement

Chapter 5: Challenges in Improving Community Engagement in Research

Chapter 6: The Value of Social Networking In Community Engagement

Chapter 7:  Program Evaluation and Evaluating Community Engagement

Chapter 8:  Summary


Health Research San Diego


Health Research San Diego is part of the UC San Diego The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) which is a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Health Research San Diego is interested in how scientific discoveries can be used to improve health. This YouTube channel publishes information about research participation for the general public to answer commonly asked questions about participating in research. Media are available in English and Spanish.