Community Participatory Action Research – applications open

NHS England South East has announced that applications for the Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) Training and Mentoring Cohort 3 are now open.

The programme will support voluntary sector organisations working with communities adversely affected by health inequalities to recruit, train and mentor their workforce on CPAR. This programme will equip organisations to undertake research in their own communities. The key findings of the research will be presented to system leaders with the aim of informing decisions locally or regionally.

This training and mentoring programme will train and provide on-the-job learning and mentoring for up to 25 Community Researchers across the South East region. The programme will focus on the health inequalities experienced by marginalised communities.

Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE ) organisations can apply. Joint applications between NHS organisations or local authorities and VCFSE organisations will be accepted provided the application is in full partnership with a VCFSE organisation.

How to apply

Documents can be found on the NHS England South East website. Please read the guidance document before completing the application form. We encourage you to attend our Webinar or Q&A session (see details below) before submitting your application. The deadline for submitting applications is 12:00 noon on 15 July 2024.

For further information please join the Webinar or Q&A drop-ins provided below:

Q&A drop-in session 3 July, 12:00 – 13:00 Join on Teams
Q&A drop-in session 10 July 12:00 – 13:00 Join on Teams

More information about previous CPAR programmes can be found on the NHS England South East website or by following the links below:

-CPAR 2 – Cost of living crisis: community researchers investigate impact in South East England

-CPAR 1 – Tackling health inequalities in Reading: Community Participatory Action Research 2021–2022

Participatory Action Research: A Toolkit

Image shows CPAR 2 participants holding copies of Participatory Action Research: A Toolkit. 

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