Resources for Community Based Research

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Access Alliance Community Based Research Toolkits The Community Based Research Toolkits were developed by Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. The “Community Based Research” toolkit is geared at researchers and practitioners and has over 100 hands-on ready to use tools and templates. The “Everyone Can Do Research” toolkit is geared at building research capacity for community members and students. Both of these toolkits compliment each other and can be used in tandem. Both toolkits can be accessed through the links below: 1) Community Based Research (for researchers and practitioners) 2) Everyone Can Do Research (for community members and students) 
Journal of Environmental and Public Health Successful Strategies to Engage Research Partners for Translating Evidence into Action in Community Health: A Critical ReviewThis article undertakes a critical reviewing describing key strategies supporting development of participatory research (RP) teams to engage partners for creation and translation of action-oriented knowledge. Visit resource
Ontario Women's Health NetworkInclusion Research Handbook Developed by the Ontario Women’s Health Network and our Count Us In! project partners, Inclusion Research is conducted by and for women who are marginalized to ensure their voices inform the development of health policy, programs and research. At the centre of this methodology are Inclusion Researchers, marginalized women who are trained and employed to participate in all aspects of the research, including project design, data collection and analysis and results dissemination. The Inclusion Research Handbook discusses the background of Inclusion Research and provides a guide to conducting this form of community-based research. This tool includes an Inclusion Researcher training program manual and sample forms, documents and handouts. Visit resource
The University of NorthamptonAn Introductory Guide to Putting Research Into Practice This chapter, focused on “Defining the Research Question” uses the PICO structure to help you create a research question. The article assumes that you have identified a general area that you are interested in researching and will give guidance on how to take that idea and shape it into a researchable question. The “Introductory guide to putting research into practice” is a publication out of the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.Visit resource
University of California, Clinical and Translational Science Institue Review Criteria and Rating Scale for Community-Based Participatory ResearchThe tools has two components. The first portion lists review criteria for community-based participatory research proposals. The second portion applies a 5-point rating scale to these criteria to help researchers and their partners discern the degree to which their project deisgn is participatory and action-oriented. Visit resource
University of KansasCommunity Tool Box The Community Tool Box was created to help people build healthier communities and bring about the changes they envision by providing educational modules and tools. This link takes you to the table of contents, where you can click on a topic of interest to find a specific guide. Some of the toolkits that are relevant to the $15K Challenge include: 1) creating and maintaining partnerships, 2) assessing community needs and resources, 3) analyzing problems and goals, 4) developing strategic and action plans, 5), developing an intervention, 6) evaluating the initiative, 7) writing a grant application for funding 
University of Washington Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill Building Curriculum Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum presents an opportunity to explore the practice of CBPR as an innovative approach for improving health. 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. Sections that are relevant to the $15K Challenge include: 1) ethics and community based research, 2) developing a community based research partnership, 3) disseminating the results of community based research