Review: Community-based participatory research approach to address mental health in minority populations

Community Ment Health J. 2011 Oct;47(5):489-97. doi: 10.1007/s10597-010-9319-z. Epub 2010 May 13.


In this review, a synthesis of studies employing community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address mental health problems of minorities, strengths and challenges of the CBPR approach with minority populations are highlighted. Despite the fact that minority community members voiced a need for innovative approaches to address culturally unique issues, findings revealed that most researchers continued to use the traditional methods in which they were trained. Moreover, researchers continued to view mental health treatment from a health service perspective.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Community-Based Participatory Research / methods*
  • Female
  • Health Services Research / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health / ethnology*
  • Minority Groups / psychology*
  • Research Design