Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) Cohort 3

NHS England South East is delighted to launch Cohort 3 of the Community Participatory Action Researcher (CPAR) training and mentoring programme.

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.

CPAR Cohort 3 will focus on the health inequalities experienced by marginalised communities.

A Webinar and Q&A drop-in session is available for those wishing to find out more about the programme or to ask any questions about the programme and the application process. See below for more information.

Webinar19 June, 12:00 – 13:00  Join on Teams
Q&A drop-in session3 July, 12:00 – 13:00  Join on Teams
Q&A drop-in session10 July 12:00 – 13:00  Join on Teams

Deadline for submitting applications is 12:00noon, 15 July 2024.

To access the Guidance and Application documents click on the button below.

Previous CPAR Programmes and Toolkit

The below links provide further information on the previous CPAR 1 and CPAR 2 programme, along with a CPAR toolkit for those interested in the CPAR approach.

CPAR Cohort 2 trained 29 Community Researchers who focused on the cost-of living crisis and its effects on the health inequalities of marginalised communities. You can find out more about CPAR 2 here.

CPAR Cohort 1 trained 34 Community Researchers who focused on the effects of the pandemic on ethnic minority communities. You can find out more about CPAR 1 here.

This toolkit contains a collection of documents to support organisations who wish to deliver a similar CPAR programme. Please note that this toolkit addresses the first cohort whereby NHSE engaged organisations that participate in research with those from minority ethnic communities specifically with the research topic on the effect of COVID-19 on their communities.