Disseminating Research Findings Back to Partnering Communities: Lessons Learned from a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

  • Ellen D. S. Lopez University of Florida
  • Wilma Brakefield-Caldwell
Keywords: Higher Education, Community-based Research, Participatory Research


Reporting back research findings is a principle of community-based participatory research( CPBR) that is increasingly becoming an expectation of funding agencies, study participants, and their communities. Here, we describe how Community Action Against Asthma, a CBPR initiative focused on identifying and reducing environmental triggers of childhood asthma in Detroit, planned and conducted interactive forums to disseminate findings back to participants and the broader community. We then share lessons and implications for practice.