Increasingly, Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are engaging in research as a way to achieve higher standards of care, narrow disparities, and improve community health, and many FQHCs are interested in increasing their capacity to conduct community-based research, including Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).  CBPR is a collaborative approach to research that engages community stakeholders as equal partners in all phases of the research process.  CBPR enables unique partnerships that share interests, resources, and knowledge.  Given their community setting, governance and local ownership, FQHCs are uniquely positioned to participate in CBPR.  To facilitate FQHC involvement in research including CBPR, this website provides training resources to help FQHCs build the skills needed to design, implement, analyze, publish and disseminate research with their community stake-holders.

Both individuals and groups of co-workers at FQHCs can use these resources to build a free, on-demand training program for their team.  The website is organized into a series of categories that have several resources which cover a range of topics and stages of engagement, ranging from basic introductory modules to more advanced modules.  Resources also vary in length and format.  For example, journal articles may only take 10 minutes to read, while webinars/webcasts and online courses may take several hours to complete.  Many of these resources also count towards Continuing Education (CE) Credits (users need to confirm that CE credits are still available).

Please feel free to email (or call) Michelle Jester, MPP at MJester@NACHC.org (202-331-4609), Peter Shin, PhD at PShin@GWU.edu (202-994-4144) or Jonathan N. Tobin, PhD at JNTobin@CDNetwork.org (212-382-0699 x234) with your feedback, questions, technical assistance, or to suggest both additional resources you have identified  or ones you would like to see added in the future to this Research Training Website. We anticipate adding new resources, as well as hosting feedback from users in the future.