query: Community-Based Research Class
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Thu May 24 22:42:21 CDT 2007
[ed: thanks to Sarena for replying toGarry's query.]
From: Sarena Seifer <sarena at u.washington.edu>
Hi Garry -
Your planned course sounds great! Community-Campus Partnerships for
Health maintains a growing online collection of community-based research
course syllabi at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/commbas.html#Syllabi
We would be delighted to add yours when it's available.
These additional online resources may be helpful to include in your
*Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Based Participatory
*Wingspread Community Partner Summit - community perspectives on
community-higher education partnerships:
*Achieving the Promise of Authentic Community-Higher Education
Partnerships: Community Case Stories
In addition to the Strand book you cite below, Jossey-Bass Publishers has
two other books on CBPR you might consult - see:
(if you order through the CCPH website, you get a 15% discount!)
Another resources that may be especially relevant to your course's
focus on public policy is "Speaking Truth, Creating Power: A Guide to
Policy Work for Community-Based Participatory Research Practitioners."
Authored by CCPH Fellow Cassandra Ritas ,this tool-kit is designed for
community-based participatory research institutional and community
partners who want to create or change policies that affect health in their
communities. It is available at:
I would also encourage you to post your question on the Community-Based
Participatory Research listserv at
It would be great if you would post a summary of responses you receive
back on the listserv so we can all learn from them.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
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> From: "Garry Hesser" <hesser at augsburg.edu>
> I am going to be facilitating a year long graduate course we are calling
> "Putting the Public Back in Public Policy and Planning" at the University
> of Minnesota next year. If any of you have taught a course on
> Action Research/Community-Based Research, I would appreciate any
> suggestions or syllabus/bibliography to supplement what we have
> to date. The plan is to actively work with the community around the
> building upon the strong relationships that already exist during the
> fall, with
> Spring devoted to carrying out research in collaboration with the
> and the neighborhood groups that have helped us identify research that
> they would find useful, etc.
> What are some of the best readings beyond Strand, et al's book that
> critical areas to explore as one engages in conversations with community
> groups as diverse as we have around the University and Augsburg here
> in Minneapolis? Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.
> Garry Hesser
> [ed: Some of the syllabi at http://comm-org.wisc.edu/syllabi.htm may
> be helpful. A couple of books to consider are Ernie Stringer's book,
> Action Research, and my book, Research Methods for Community Change.
> I have also been involved in a project over the past year learning
> about what community groups *do not* like about how colleges and
> universities act toward them, the results of which are posted at
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