Community Based Participatory Action Research—CBPAR, for short.

Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) is a collaborative approach that democratizes how research is conducted in communities.The CBPAR framework begins with a community’s issue, proposed action, or strategy and then supports or enhances this action with research that is community based and engaged. Click here for the CBPAR Toolbox.

Recent Blog Posts

Recap: Webinar - Capturing and Sharing Your Community’s Story

On May 19, 2015, Healthy City conducted a webinar on Capturing and Sharing Your Community Story with over 130 registered participants and two case studies of how to use Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) to capture and share your community stories for transformative change. 

Thank you to our guests who shared inspiring, yet practical, projects conducted in California that engaged their communities to make the change they wanted and needed to live healthier lives.

Jennifer Lopez, Community Benefit Manager at Kaiser Permanente

Workshop Wednesdays

In the months of October and November 2012, part of the CDTech team ( participated in Healthy City’s Community Research Lab workshop series. Our goal for these workshops was to have a greater understanding of the role of research and technology in the community planning process.  Specifically, we sought to make the best possible use of research and information to aid and strengthen our current efforts in the Vernon/Central area.