Strategies To Empower Communities To Reduce Health Disparities
- Author(s): Thompson, B
- Molina, Y
- Viswanath, K
- Warnecke, R
- Prelip, ML
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1364
Community-based participatory research is a promising approach to reducing health disparities. It empowers individuals and communities to become the major players in solving their own health problems. We discuss the use of community-based participatory research and other strategies to enhance empowerment. We also discuss projects from the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities that have empowered communities to achieve positive health outcomes aimed at reducing disparities. We offer recommendations to policy makers for involving residents in efforts to achieve health equity.
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