The multisite translational community trial and community-based participatory research: a failure to communicate?

David L. Katz and Valentine Njike are with the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Derby, CT. Lawrence W. Green is with the University of California, San Francisco. Mary Murimi is with the Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. Anjelica Gonzalez is with Yale University, New Haven, CT.
American Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 4.55). 04/2012; 102(4):581-2; author reply 582-3. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300490
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Available from: Lawrence W Green, May 30, 2014
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