This paper describes team-building activities that were utilized with members of The JP Partnership for Healthy Caribbean Latino Youth, a CBPR project that brought together a diverse team of Tufts University and community stakeholders. The team-building activities were designed to strengthen the community-academic partnership by facilitating communication and empowering project partners. Lessons learned about utilizing experiential learning exercises to enhance partnership dynamics are presented. The paper concludes that team-building activities can be effective in promoting CBPR partnerships when utilized appropriately.
Ndulue, U., Perea, F. C., Kayou, B., & Martinez, L. S. (2012). Team-building activities as strategies for improving community-university partnerships: Lessons learned from Nuestro Futuro Saludable. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(2), 213-218. Full Text.