Using a community partnered participatory research approach to implement a randomized controlled trial: planning community partners in care

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug;21(3):780-95. doi: 10.1353/hpu.0.0345.


Quality improvement (QI) for depression in primary care can reduce disparities in outcomes. We describe how community-partnered participatory research was used to design Community Partners in Care, a randomized trial of community engagement to activate a multiple-agency network versus support for individual agencies to implement depression QI in underserved communities.

MeSH terms

  • Community Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Community-Based Participatory Research / organization & administration*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Depression / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • Los Angeles
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Minority Groups / psychology*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods*