Community Partnered Participatory Research (CPPR)

ken-wells-and-loretta-jones_partnershipWe refer to our model of developing programs and conducting research through equitable partnerships as Community Partnered, Participatory Research (CPPR). CPPR applies the Community Engagement Model to solve research questions.

CPPR projects are designed by community and academic partners for the benefit fo the community and to document the lessons learned for community and science stakeholders. CPPR builds community capacity for participating in and using products of research, while building academic capacity to partner effectively and to integrate community perspectives into high-quality planning and research. The CPIC project is an example of a CPPR project. Community Partners In Care was designed and is being implemented in the CPPR model by a community-academic Council from Los Angeles.

We believe that working in the CPPR model will enable our initiative to decrease disparities in depression care throughout our communities. We are engaging community-based organizations to develop a sustainable model to support depression care in social safety-net agencies in South Los Angeles and the Hollywood/ Metro area.