Community-University Research Partnerships for Workers' and Environmental Health in Campinas Brazil

  • Maria Ines Monteiro University of Campinas SP Brazil
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Partnerships, Health, Environmental Health


Three partnerships between the University of Campinas, community, and public health care services are discussed in this article. A theoretical framework underpins the critical reviews of their accomplishments following criteria proposed by scholars of community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research. The article concludes that despite the significant achievements, there still remain important barriers for their development due to performance criteria that do not value research that partner with communities, health care services, or labor unions.