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Table 1 Characteristics of community-based participatory research versus community academic partnerships

From: Addressing power dynamics in community-engaged research partnerships

 Community-Based Participatory Research [6]Community Academic Partnerships [4]
PurposeAddressing structural, socio-economic, and racial/ethnic health inequities through social change by forming collaborative partnerships with communities so research reflects the priorities, identities and insights of communities.Establishing an effective infrastructure for translation of scientific discoveries and health care recommendations into the community via adoption by practitioners for their patients
PowerA social determinant of health that if not addressed imperils the health status of marginalized communities.A key factor based on rank, social status and issues of superiority between the researcher and the community that may determine the success of the engagement process.
Key Mechanism for ChangeEmpowerment or reduction of powerlessnessEngaging community members to recruit minorities into research projects
Primary TargetPopulations conceptualized as members of community-based organizations, concerned citizens, leadersPopulations conceptualized as diverse, underrepresented patients
Policy ImplicationsSocial issues, non-medical determinants of healthHealthcare policy