The Detroit URC: fostering health equity through 
community-based participatory research (CBPR)
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Detroit URC CBPR Tools


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Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center Procedures for Dissemination-Related Activities

This document lists the guidelines and procedures that the Detroit URC Board agreed upon for conducting dissemination-related activities related to the overall Detroit URC. Whenever appropriate, guidelines are also provided for how the Board will coordinate with the Steering Committees of specific URC-affiliated partnerships and projects when they conduct their own dissemination activities. This document was originally adopted by the Detroit URC Board on August 30, 2000 and revised and approved on November 29, 2012, reformatted and minor updates made in November 2018.



SurveyDetroit URC Closed-Ended Survey Questionnaire for Board Evaluation, 1997-2007

Israel BA, Lantz PM, McGranaghan R, Kerr D, Guzman JR. 

Methods for Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research for Health (pp. 255-257). San Frnacisoc, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2005)


Evaluation is an important part of any community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership. Assessing the extent to which and the ways in which the partnership process is effective is a critical component of CBPR. This closed-ended survey questionnaire, developed and implemented by the Detroit URC, is one example of a tool that partnerships can use to evaluate the process and impact of the collaborative dimensions of a CBPR partnerships.




Amys PaperInstrument for evaluating dimensions of group dynamics within community-based participatory research partnerships

Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Lants P.
Evaluation and Program Planning 26 (2003) 249–262.


This paper describes the development, adaptation, and use of evaluation approaches assessing key dimensions of group partnerships. A review of relevant literature describes the rationale for the evaluation of partnership dynamics, and the selection of relevant dimensions for evaluation and assessment. Three case studies are presented to illustrate the use of this evaluation instrument in community-based participatory research partnerships to assess key dimensions of partnership process. The use of evaluation results in self-assessment and partnership development are described and lessons learned in the application of these results are discussed.



Member CriteriaCriteria for Membership on the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center Board

This document lists the criteria that the Detroit URC Board agreed upon for accepting new organizations for membership onto the Detroit URC Board. The original document was adopted on August 30, 2002 and was updated in 2009.





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