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Table 2 CBPR principles and MAPPS project outcomes

From: Metal air pollution partnership solutions: building an academic-government-community-industry collaboration to improve air quality and health in environmental justice communities in Houston

CBPR Principles [26, 29]MAPPS Outcomes
Recognize community as a unit of identityPartnership among residents and metal recyclers in four neighborhoods who worked together to address an environmental health concern
Build on strengths and resources within the communityShared expertise and learning among partners
Facilitate collaborative, equitable partnership in phases of the researchArticulated partner roles and responsibilities; Facilitated Community Advisory Board (CAB) meetings to allow for and encourage equal participation; Increased level of CAB engagement by relationship- and trust-building
Promote co-learning and capacity building among all partnersImproved knowledge about environmental health, neighborhoods and metal recycling through co-learning opportunities at meetings, workshops, tours and training activities; Adaption of MAPPS community survey protocol for other activities
Integrate and achieve a balance between research and action for the mutual benefit of all partnersA multi-faceted community-driven and evidence-based action plan based on research findings; Development of HHD Block Captain Program
Emphasize local relevance of public health problems and ecological perspectives that recognize and attend to the multiple determinants of health and diseaseLay reports of research findings that communicate the history of the project and major findings, as well as the impacts of the broader biological, environmental and social contexts on health and well-being
Involve systems development through a cyclical and iterative processA decision-making process facilitated by regularly scheduled meetings that encouraged (sometimes diverse) input from all partners; Changes in process based on regular evaluations of CAB meetings
Disseminate findings and knowledge gained to all partners and involving all partners in the dissemination processCAB-driven translation and dissemination of research findings at community forums and in scientific and lay reports
Establish a long-term commitment to the processSustained CAB commitment and involvement through having ground rules for the decision-making process; facilitated and respectful discussions to resolve differences; Team and tool building exercises to promote trust and develop relationships