This 60-page report to The California Endowment offers an overview of community-based participatory research (CBPR) – its definition and principles – and discussion of this research practice as a policy change tool.  Eight “promising CBPR practices” are highlighted along with six case studies of CBPR utilized to effect policy change in California.  The monograph concludes with a chapter on evaluating CBPR processes and outcomes and comprehensive lists of helpful websites and other CBPR resources.

Minkler, M., Garcia, A.P., Rubin, V. & Wallerstein, N. (2012).  Community-based participatory research: A strategy for building healthy communities and promoting health through policy change.  Oakland, CA: PolicyLink. Full Text.