This curriculum is a two-day workshop that walks researchers and community groups through the essential tenets of community participatory research. It covers everything from building equitable partnerships and understanding power dynamics, to leveraging university resources and more.
Jonathan K. London, PhD, MCP is an expert in participatory research, rural community development and community-engaged planning. He connects researchers to California’s rural communities by focusing on environmental justice issues.
Working with communities to strengthen our research
One of the main priorities of the Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) is to help develop partnerships between environmental health researchers and the communities where they work. EHSC’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) works with researchers and community groups to help develop this relationship, which focuses mainly on the San Joaquin Valley and other areas throughout rural California.
The Pilot Projects Program has a two-stage application process. First, a brief concept letter, using the Concept Letter Form, is submitted. Applicants will be notified whether their Concept Letter is approved within two weeks of the Concept Letter deadline. Only applicants for whom Concept Letters are approved may move forward to the full application.