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This dialogue is focused on community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships that can shape public health research in RHM and health communication. The dialogue is based on a roundtable discussion that was held at the 2019 meeting of the Central States Communication Association in Omaha, Nebraska. Based on our experiences conducting CBPR across different areas of communication and public health, we oriented our dialogue around four key themes that seemed central to understanding CBPR in rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM): 1) defining community and CBPR; 2) discussing research methods and engaging community stakeholders; 3) considering ethics, and; 4) assessing outcomes of CBPR. Based on this dialogue, we conclude with implications and applications, as well as further references for interested RHM and health communication scholars.