Guidelines for Community-Partnered Projects

Each project must directly benefit New Haven residents and the research must be deemed important by individuals or groups in New Haven (community partners) who are willing to partner and champion and sustain the research and/or action on the results.
Community partners may include consumers of healthcare or their advocates, traditional or nontraditional providers of healthcare serving New Haven residents, community-based organizations, or local government representatives. When community partners are institutional (YNHH, HSR, or VA), Scholars need to engage consumers/community stakeholders who may be impacted by the research results. It is possible to engage in a project that is broader than New Haven; however, these projects must have a New Haven component and a New Haven-based partner involved in all aspects of the project; the New Haven partner must fulfill the community partner role described above.
 
Projects should start to take shape by early January in the first year. Project ideas and community partner(s) will be shared with the Steering Community on Community Projects for input. Projects should represent a minimum of 15% of Scholar time from January in the first year through May of the second year (including production of products). 
Each project should result in both a community product (grant application, policy report, evaluation report, or another document of value to the community) and a scholarly product (manuscript on process, outcomes, literature review or professional presentation).
The team guides the project through all of its phases and consists of the Scholar(s) and mentors who have expertise in research methods, content (usually the community partner), and CBPR, as well as other potential stakeholders. For consistency, relationship building, and sustainability, one of the CBPR Program faculty are part of the project team. 
Projects may be initiated through community interest or Scholar interest.