Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 489–497 | Cite as

Review: Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Address Mental Health in Minority Populations

  • Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini
  • Mona M. Shattell
  • Maria Coady
  • Brenda Wiens
Original Paper


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.


Community-based participatory research Methods Mental health Minority 



This review of literature is part of the activities funded by NINR-CBPR to Reduce Women’s Health Disparities Thru TANF Minority Supplement to the first author. The authors also wish to express sincere appreciation to Pamela Selby for her editorial help.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini
    • 1
  • Mona M. Shattell
    • 2
  • Maria Coady
    • 3
  • Brenda Wiens
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Health Care Environments & Systems, College of NursingUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.School of NursingUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  3. 3.ESOL/Bilingual Education, College of EducationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health ProfessionsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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