Participatory action research work

On this page you will find links to stories, case studies, briefs, blogs, videos, text or photojournalism of PAR work, including facilitator reflections on their work in PAR. The resources are in various languages. The most recently published resources are shown first. Please send us your stories, reflections and resources, whether written or visual.

"Casi como una plaga" PAR en Cancer. Archipiélago de Chiloe. Chile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hsY07-HfIM

Ibakatxe Burgos J,2017

Video de investigación de terreno(PAR) donde se destacan tres testimonios de personas de comunidades insulares del Archipiélago de Chiloe respecto del Cancer. En Chiloe el cáncer es la segunda causa de fallecimientos y las personas lo asocian a cambio alimentación, emociones negativas y también a Mal por Envidia hecho por terceras personas. Esto es un desafío para profesionales de la salud que han llegado desde fuera del territorio.Video con el cual se hacen debates con autoridades de salud, equipos de salud y también con comunidad en la linea de la Epidemiología Sociocultural y Salud Cole

Building a movement for health

https://twha.be/phm-manual

Bodini C (edited by), People's Health Movement and Third World Health Aid,2017

This book is an aid in the struggle for health equity, which is the struggle for liberation from hunger, poverty and unjust socioeconomic structures. It's a tool to support movement-building at the country level and contribute to the strengthening of a global movement for health. It can be used by people who want to know more about the struggle for health in the world and about the People's Health Movement, by activists who seek inspiration and want to learn from other's experience, by groups involved in PAR and capacity-building, by scholars who research on civil society engagement in health.

Cómo se construye un movimiento para la salud

https://twha.be/mps-manual-esp

Bodini C (editado por), Movimiento para la Salud de los Pueblos y Medecina para el Tercer Mundo,2017

Este libro es una ayuda en la lucha por la salud, que es la lucha por la liberación del hambre, la pobreza y las estructuras socio-económicas injustas. Es una herramienta para construir movimientos a nivel país y mundial. Puede ser utilizado por personas que quieran saber más sobre la lucha por la salud en el mundo y el Movimiento para la Salud de los Pueblos, activistas que buscan inspiración de la experiencia de otras, grupos involucrados en la creación de capacidades y la investigación-acción participativa, académicas que investigan el compromiso de la sociedad civil con la salud.

Experiences of using a participatory action research approach to strengthen district local capacity in Eastern Uganda

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1346038

Tetui M; Coe AB; Hurtig AK; Ekirapa EK; Kiwanuka SN,2017

The paper describes how local stakeholders and researchers used of PAR to strengthen local district level capacity to implement and sustain an intervention. The study was undertaken in three rural districts in Eastern Uganda as part of a larger project which aimed at improving maternal and neonatal health outcomes using a more sustainable approach.

Poems - Infitun, Chloe, Chile

https://youtu.be/LxS7JQ9MQLc

Ibacache J,2017

Persona de ascendencia indigena chono-williche en Archipiélago de Chiloe , con cuadro clínico poco claro para medicina occidental. Se inicia Investigacion-Acción-Participativa (PAR) para entender la percepcion del paciente y de su familia. Esto permite iniciar un "dialogo de saberes" entre medicina occidental y medicina tradicional que lleva a que paciente y familia estén mejor del Sindrome Poems, causado por Infitun o Mal por Envidia, según percepción familiar. Esto video permite la adherencia a ambos sistemas de salud. Camara. Luis Tapia y direccion. Jaime Ibakatxe Burgos

Reflections on actions and learning from participatory work on health in Cassa Banana, Zimbabwe. TARSC, ZADHR, Cassa Banana Community Health Committee, EQUINET PRA Paper. Harare

http://www.equinetafrica.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/EQPRA%20Cassa%20Banana%20April%202016.pdf

Kaim, B,2016

This paper reflects on the successes and challenges faced by the Cassa Banana Community Health Committee in meeting this informal settlement's community health needs and in trying to strengthen relations with the Harare City Council and other stakeholders. It looks at issues of leadership, social cohesion and power as key components to the successful mobilisation of a diverse and fractured community. It ends by recommending possible actions, and comments on the extent to which the challenges faced in Cassa Banana can be generalised to other communities in Zimbabwe and the region.

The Contribution of Civil Society Organisations in Achieving Health for All - Report phase 1 Italy

https://gruppaphm.noblogs.org/files/2016/06/REPORT-English.pdf

GRUP-PA (Permanently Open Group); Chiara Bodini ,2016

This report narrates what happened during the first phase of the international action-research project “The Contribution of Civil Society Organisations in Achieving Health for All” (CSE4HFA) in Italy. It is the result of a collective work carried on by the Grup-pa, the Italian PHM circle that aimec to repoliticise the discourse on health, challenging the hegemonic biomedical perspective and proposing different approaches; to share, experiment and put into practice different ways to “make health” and to promote and sustain the process of building a movement for health in Italy.

Investigación-Acción Participativa En Sistemas De Salud: Una Guía De Métodos

http://equinetafrica.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/Spanish_PAR_Reader_March_2015_for_web.pdf

Loewenson R; Laurell AC; Hogstedt C; D’Ambruoso L; Shroff Z,2015

Esta Guía de metodos promueve la comprensión del término ‘investigación-acción participativa’ (IAP) y ofrece información sobre sus paradigmas, métodos y usos, particularmente en el ámbito de políticas y sistemas de salud. La Guía recoge experiencias y trabajos publicados de todas las regiones del mundo y explica: las caracaterísticas claves de la IAP así como la historia y los paradigmas de conocimiento que la informan; los procesos y métodos utilizados en la IAP, y asuntos de comunicación, informes, institucionalización y usos de la investigación-acción en política y sistema de salud.

Participatory action research in health systems: a methods reader

http://equinetafrica.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/PAR_Methods_Reader2014_for_web.pdf

Loewenson R; Laurell AC; Hogstedt C; D’Ambruoso L; Shroff Z,2014

The result of team work, this reader draws on experience and published work from all regions globally and explains: • key features of participatory action research and the history and knowledge paradigms that inform it; • processes and methods used in participatory action research, including innovations and developments in the field and the ethical and methods issues in implementing it; and • communication, reporting, institutionalization and use of participatory action research in health systems.

Building empowered communities for health: A film on health literacy and participatory approaches to health in Zambia

http://vimeo.com/72914294

TARSC; Lusaka District Health Management Team; Ministry of Health Zambia ,2013

This video describes the origins and development of work on health literacy in Lusaka using PAR approaches from the lens and through the voice of the many different actors involved: communities, health workers and policy levels. It tells the journey of introducing and implementing health literacy in Lusaka for communities to identify health problems, prioritise, plan and act upon them and change the mind-set of the both the community and the health system.