Supporting equitable partnerships in global health: A toolkit for participatory health research methods
This toolkit will be useful to researchers, programme implementers, teachers and students who are interested in applying Participatory Health Research (PHR) methods to support equitable partnerships in global health.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
- To provide a toolkit of PHR paradigms, methodologies and methods that can be selected and applied by researchers aiming to maximise inclusion, participation, and the achievement of more equitable research partnerships.
- To share examples of PHR approaches and methods that have been applied by researchers across the Department of International Public Health (DIPH) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), with the aim of promoting equitable partnerships in global health.
- To identify challenges and benefits of different PHR approaches and methods. To raise the profile of PHR and make its methods accessible to people who are new to PHR.
- LEARNING OUTCOMES
Through engaging with this toolkit, you will be able to:
- Define what PHR is.
- Identify and select different PHR methodologies and methods that are relevant for your project.
- Apply and critique the methods in current and future PHR projects.
- Understand the benefits and challenges of using PHR methods, with specific focus on strengthening participation, collaboration, and equitable health outcomes.
- Consider the values and principles of PHR to maximise quality, rigour, and trustworthiness.
This toolkit is presented in two modules. The first module introduces core concepts and approaches in PHR, as well as an introduction to research within the DIPH at LSTM. The second module explores different methods which can be used in PHR for data collection and sharing of research findings, and is divided into three thematic areas:
1. Understanding community structures across time and space;
2. Understanding community perspectives and lived realities; and
3. Mapping stakeholders and processes.Supporting equitable partnerships in global health: A toolkit for participatory health research methods