As the oldest and largest Asian-American subgroup, Chinese-American elderly report the worst mental health of any other group in the US and have the highest risks of depression. This article uses a conceptual framework for sustainability to explore the challenges of sustaining a community-university partnership during a CBPR project with an elderly Chinese population in Chicago. The authors discuss the background of CBPR in health sciences, the use of CBPR in the Chinese community, and strategies and lessons learned from the community-university partnership.

Dong, X., Chang, E., Simon, M., & Wong, E. (2011). Sustaining community-university partnerships: Lessons learned from a participatory research project with elderly Chinese. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 4, 31-47. Full Text.