Hiring the experts: best practices for community-engaged research

Lisa J. Hardy, Amy Hughes, Elizabeth Hulen, Alejandra Figueroa, Coral Evans, R. Cruz Begay

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Community-engaged approaches to research and practice continue to show success in addressing health equity and making long-term change for partnership relationships and structures of power. The usefulness of these approaches is either diminished or bolstered by community trust, which can be challenging for partnerships to achieve. In this research note we present an example process for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring community researchers as a starting place for capacity building and for laying the foundation for data collection and analysis in health-related community projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-600
Number of pages9
JournalQualitative Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • community-engaged research
  • health equity
  • health partnerships
  • medical anthropology
  • qualitative research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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