Community-Based Participatory Research: Defining Community Stakeholders

  • Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter University of Buffalo
Keywords: Higher Education, Community-based Research, Community Stakeholders, Participatory Research


Community-based participatory research requires the participation of community stakeholders to inform the process. The West Side Community Asthma Project, a community-based participatory research program to study the effects of the environment on asthma conducted in Buffalo, N.Y., identified a stakeholders group of community leaders and activists. Creative strategies have been implemented to reach out to other community residents to invite them to participate in the participatory process.