Sustaining CBPR partnerships to address health disparities in times of economic instability

Elisa S. Weiss, Alexis J. Stevenson, Jennifer Erb-Downward, Sarah Combs, Eilleen E. Sabino, Tamara A. Michel, M. Margaret Kemeny, Tameron Ackley-Kazdal, Maureen O'Connor, Bruce Rapkin

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In unstable economic environments, CBPR partnerships in underserved communities may face unanticipated obstacles that threaten success and sustainability. This report describes challenges experienced by HealthLink, a CBPR partnership to address cancer disparities in Queens, N.Y., and how HealthLink adapted. Recommendations for designing CBPR partnerships to overcome unexpected challenges are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1527-1535
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Building community capacity
  • CBPR partnerships
  • Cancer disparities
  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Community organizing
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Health disparities
  • Immigrant communities
  • Sustainable partnerships
  • Underserved communities


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