Approaches to Community Nursing Research Partnerships: A Case Example

Nancy Lois Ruth Anderson, Janna Lesser, Manuel Úngel Oscós-Sánchez, Daniel V. Piñeda, Gwyn Garcia, Juan Mancha

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Every community is unique and has special strengths and health-related needs, such that a community-based participatory research partnership cannot be formed and implemented in a predetermined, step-by-step manner. In this article, we describe how the Community Partnership Model (CPM), designed to allow flexible movement back and forth through all action phases, can be adapted to a variety of communities. Originally developed for nursing practice, the CPM has evolved into approaches for the collaborative initiation and maintenance of community partnerships. The model is informed by the recognition that cultural, social, economic, and knowledge backgrounds may vary greatly between nurse researchers and their community partners. The Familias En Acción violence prevention project exemplifies the use of the CPM in a transcultural partnership formation and implementation process. The collaborative approaches of the model guide community and research partners to interconnect and move flexibly through all partnership phases, thereby facilitating sustainability and community self-advocacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • community nursing research partnerships
  • community-based violence prevention
  • violence prevention program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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