Review: Community-based participatory research approach to address mental health in minority populations

Jeanne Marie R. Stacciarini, Mona Shattell, Maria Coady, Brenda Wiens

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In this review, a synthesis of studies employing community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address mental health problems of minorities, strengths and challenges of the CBPR approach with minority populations are highlighted. Despite the fact that minority community members voiced a need for innovative approaches to address culturally unique issues, findings revealed that most researchers continued to use the traditional methods in which they were trained. Moreover, researchers continued to view mental health treatment from a health service perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-497
Number of pages9
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Community-based participatory research
  • Mental health
  • Methods
  • Minority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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