Social and environmental inequities (e.g., inequitable access to resources in low-income communities and communities of color) present a pressing societal concern. However, intervention programs, particularly those involving public health and social welfare more broadly, frequently focus on individual level outcomes. Such interventions tend to ignore that many of the social and environmental inequities experienced at the community-level stem from systemic inequities that ultimately manifest in poor health and well-being outcomes, particularly in the low-income communities and communities of color. In response to this, grass-roots, community-level strategies have gained attention in the public discourse concerning community health and well-being. Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) is a promising approach to working in and with communities to collaboratively 1) identify community interests and concerns (reflection), 2) develop strategies for studying community identified concerns (planning), and 3) developing actionable strategies for redressing social and environmental inequities (social action). In an effort to further understand the nuances of CBPAR, we aim to elucidate the role of value-based praxis in community-based research and action.
Keywords: CBPR, CBPAR, environmental equity, environmental justice, social action, community-based, praxis
|Presenter||Ahmed Allahwala*, , Fostering youth advocacy through participatory action research at the intersection of school reform and community development||20||1:20 PM|
|Presenter||David Padgett*, , Community-Based Participatory Asset Mapping and Citizen Science Initiatives in Support of Environmental Injustice Mitigation||20||1:40 PM|
|Presenter||Erica Phipps*, Queen's University, Centre for Environmental Health Equity, Jeff Masuda, Queen's University, Centre for Environmental Health Equity, Equity-focused Knowledge Translation for Intersectoral Action on Housing Habitability||20||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Jason Douglas*, San Jose State University, Public parks and public health: A community-based participatory approach to understanding the nexus of neighborhood disorder and physical activity in public parks||20||2:20 PM|
|Presenter||Robert Foran*, , Youth of Color at the Crossroads of Civic Engagement and Empowerment||20||2:40 PM|
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