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Am J Public Health. 2006 Apr;96(4):596-9. Epub 2006 Jan 31.

Building true capacity: indigenous models for indigenous communities.

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UNLV School of Public Health, 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Box 453030, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3030, USA. michelle.chino@ccmail.nevada.edu

Abstract

Within the past 2 decades, community capacity building and community empowerment have emerged as key strategies for reducing health disparities and promoting public health. As with other strategies and best practices, these concepts have been brought to indigenous (American Indian and Alaska Native) communities primarily by mainstream researchers and practitioners. Mainstream models and their resultant programs, however, often have limited application in meeting the needs and realities of indigenous populations. Tribes are increasingly taking control of their local health care services. It is time for indigenous people not only to develop tribal programs but also to define and integrate the underlying theoretical and cultural frameworks for public health application.

PMID:
16449598
PMCID:
PMC1470558
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2004.053801
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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