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Citation : Nacapoy AH, Kaholokula JK, West MR, Dillard AY, Leake A, Kekauoha BP, Palakiko DM, Siu A, Mosier SW, Marjorie KM, Mau M, Rose C, Gomes H, Yoshimura SR, Leake A, Kekauoha BP, Dillard A, Palakiko D, Siu A, Wang J, Macabeo A, Jamais A, Lum K, Patu M, Kaholokula JK, West M, Nacapoy A, Abbott H, Mosier S, Kent S, Efird JT, Bith-Melander P, Kimata C, Dang K, Sinclair K, Saito E, Texeira K. (2008)
Partnerships to address obesity disparities in Hawai'i: the PILI 'Ohana Project.
Hawaii Med J 67(9):237-41.
Abstract : Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an approach to scientific research that is gaining broader application to address persistent problems in health care disparities and other hypothesis-driven research. However, information on how to form CBPR community-academic partnerships and how to best involve community partners in scientific research is not well-defined. The purpose of this paper is to share the experience of the Partnership for Improving Lifestyle Interventions (PILl) 'Ohana Project in forming a co-equal CBPR community-academic partnership that involved 5 different community partners in a scientific research study to address obesity disparities in Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples (i.e., Samoans, Chuukese, and Filipinos). Specifically, the paper discusses (1) the formation of our community-academic partnership including identification of the research topic; (2) the development of the CBPR infrastructure to foster a sustainable co-equal research environment; and (3) the collaboration in designing a community-based and community-led intervention. The paper concludes with a brief summary of the authors' thoughts about CBPR partnerships from both the academic and community perspectives.
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PMID : 18853898
PMCID : PMC2585997
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