Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Public Health Rep. 2000 Mar-Jun;115(2-3):191-7.

Using Participatory Action Research to build Healthy Communities.

Author information

  • 1Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720-7360, USA. mink@uclink4.berkeley.edu

Abstract

The author contends that community-based Participatory Action Research (PAR) is ideally suited for use in Healthy Communities projects. The article begins by defining PAR and its principles and characteristics, then discusses the philosophical and methodological compatibility of PAR and Healthy Communities. After highlighting the challenges of expanding the Healthy Communities accent on participation to include PAR, the article describes the experiences of two Healthy Communities projects in the US that have successfully used PAR.

PMID:
10968753
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1308710
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk