Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CBPR Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for new community-academic partnerships that are interested in exploring and engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. Academy opportunities and program components are as follows:
- Week-long intensive course from July 16 – 21, 2017 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI;
- Monthly learning activities (e.g., webinars, mentoring calls, and online forums) during the one-year program period;
- Non-competitive grant proposal writing and funding opportunity; and
- National CBPR Partnership Academy Network (to engage in group discussions, share ideas and resources, provide feedback).
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is widely recognized as an effective approach for understanding and addressing health inequities—and for giving communities an equitable stake in the process of doing so. As opportunities to use a CBPR approach increase, so does the need for enhanced skills and knowledge to conduct effective CBPR. To this end, the Detroit Urban Research Center has established the CBPR Partnership Academy.
Applications for the CBPR Partnership Academy are due February 10, 2017.