Terms: community based participatory research
“A collaborative research approach that is designed to ensure and establish structures for participation by communities affected by the issues being studied, representatives of organizations, and researchers in all aspects of the research process to improve health and well-being through taking action, including social change."
Source: Viswanathan M, Ammerman A, Eng E, et al. Community-based participatory research: Assessing the evidence. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 99. AHRQ Pub. No. 04-E022-2. July 2004.