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Table 1 Key principles of CBPR

From: Harnessing the potential of community-based participatory research approaches in bipolar disorder

Recognizes community as central to CBPR
Facilitates collaborative partnerships in all phases of research
Builds on strengths and resources within the community
Gathers knowledge for mutual benefit of all partners
Promotes a co-learning and empowering process that attends to social inequalities
Involves a cyclical and iterative process
Addresses issues from a positive perspective
Integrates biomedical, psychosocial, social, economic, cultural, historical, and political factors as potential determinants of health
Disseminates findings and knowledge gained to all partners