Creating values and principles

All partnerships are guided by a set of underlying values and principles even if they aren’t articulated. Each partnership should developed a clear set of principles by which they work. The HPW Visioning tool is one approach to develop a common vision guided by principles. An additional approach is to brainstorm a set of values and principles that guide your partnership and draft a brief document or oral recording to articulate them. These should be viewed as dynamic and changing as the partnership grows.


To help you think about some principles, the download includes a list of commonly accepted, general principles guiding community-based participatory research (CBPR). CBPR is an approach that is consistent with the HPW framework and in fact, HPW borrowed some of the work from the CBPR literature. This is available to be downloaded below.

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