A Special Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Showcases Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Research

    • November 19, 2009

This supplement presents the work of 14 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studies that were conducted as Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The CBPR concept is based in recognizing the importance of the participation of patients or community members when examining health issues or forming clinical trials, as well as the value of helping study participants adapt research findings in their own health behaviors.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program trains physician scientists to collaborate with the lay public and learn the requisite skills of conducting Community-Based Participatory Research, in addition to health policy, and health services research. For 30 years, the program has trained more than 1,000 physicians from varied disciplines, many of whom have become national leaders in health and health care.