Becoming Allies for Positive Change - A Unifying Goal for Community-Based Research

  • Mary E. Russell West Broadway Task Force
  • Laura Bradeen West Broadway Task Force
Keywords: Higher Education, Community-based Research, Community Engagement


Based on one community partner's experience in the Healthy Public Housing Initiative, the concept of becoming allies in advocating community change is explored as a unifying framework for the initial engagement and partnership development process. Integrating advocacy and community change as a central partnership goal allows the community's expert knowledge to emerge and be heard and supports relational equity in community-university partnerships.