Engaging Immigrant And Racialized Communities In Community-Based Participatory Research During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges And Opportunities

This journal article discusses the concept of community-based participatory research and its use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses the discussion on the use of community-based participatory research in immigrant and minority communities, with a special consideration for challenges and opportunities.

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Community Assessment and Engagement

Community assessment is a systematic process by which a community’s health status and related factors are examined; it is used to identify problems and assets in a community. Through community engagement, stakeholders work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being with the goal of improving health outcomes. These two processes work hand-in-hand to facilitate health improvements. COVID-19 has changed the assessment landscape in many ways–introducing new challenges for engagement, upending pre-pandemic implementation plans, and necessitating new and updated data to understand emerging health impacts and needs.

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