Using community-based participatory research to advocate for homeless children

  • Fetherman D
  • Burke S
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The social determinants of health represent the societal and economic influences responsible for most health inequities. Advocacy to eliminate health inequities for homeless children oftentimes involves the use of community-based approaches. This article details the Floating Hospital's (TFH) community-based participatory research (CBPR) project that resulted in an advocacy brief. Within the project, the community practice concepts of a strengths perspective, empowerment, capacity building, and advocacy are embedded. The brief enhances TFH's capacity to advocate for the needs of homeless children. This example serves as a guide for social work and public health professionals to use CBPR to address health inequities within their communities.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Child Advocacy
  • *Community-Based Participatory Research
  • *Health Status Disparities
  • *Homeless Youth
  • *Public Health
  • Capacity Building
  • Child
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pennsylvania
  • Social Determinants of Health

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  • D L Fetherman

  • S C Burke

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