Using community-based participatory research to advocate for homeless children

  • Fetherman D
  • Burke S
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Abstract

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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Authors

  • D L Fetherman

  • S C Burke

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