The first issue of the new journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP): Research, Education and Action (Spring 2007, Vol. 1.1) has just been released. Members of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health can subscribe to the journal at a 20% discount. Click here for details.
Its mission is to “facilitate dissemination of programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in communities.” For access to the inaugural issue on a sample basis see the journal homepage.
It has a number of interesting articles on potential directions for CBPR, case studies and community health centres (all American, but dealing with similar issue of serving disadvantaged populations, demonstrating cost effectiveness and quality improvement that Canadian CHCs face). It has one article on an Ontario CBPR project piloting and evaluating mental health services grounded in a cultural empowerment model. The editors of the new journal will be at the CCPH conference in Toronto in April.