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Many of us concerned with increasing the rate of uptake of evidence-based interventions are great believers of early engagement of target users in the development of new interventions. This notion is conceptualized in the public health arena by the term community-based participatory research (CBPR). A provocative piece on CBPR and its role in translational research is presented in the Editorial of the August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Distinction between using CBPR as an instrumental strategy to enhance localization and as an all-inclusive worldview is discussed in reference to a recent study by Katz et al. The editorial also provides a great discussion on how we conceptualize and operationalize fidelity in the context of complex interventions.

To read the Editorial: Trickett, EJ. Community-Based Participatory Research as Worldview or Instrumental Strategy: Is It Lost in Translation(al) Research? Am J Public Health; 2011;101(8): 1353-1355

Borsika Rabin
Staff Researcher/Research Coordinator
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Written by CCRC at 13:07

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