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Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Intervention Mapping as a Guide for the Development of a Diabetes Peer Support Intervention in Rural Alabama
Describes development of a culturally relevant program to improve diabetes self-management among medically underserved African American adults in Alabama's Black Belt. Discusses intervention mapping as a systematic process combining theory, empirical evidence from the literature, and data from the community, and shows how this may be a useful approach in developing and adapting programs.
Author(s): Andrea Cherrington, Michelle Y. Martin, Michaela Hayes, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
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'Walk Softly and Listen Carefully': Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities
Provides an overview of partnership research approaches for studying health issues that impact American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Discusses the importance of researchers learning about culture, tribal sovereignty, and AI/AN experiences. Includes examples of two effective research partnerships and reflections of a tribal community organizer and a Native researcher.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Montana State University Center for Native Health Partnerships, National Congress of American Indians
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Regional Differences in Indian Health: 2012 Edition
A statistical report from Indian Health Services including population, natality and infant/maternal mortality, general mortality/multiple cause, and patient care based on data gathered from the 12 Area Offices. Includes a glossary and detailed charts and maps.
Author(s): Yvette Roubideaux, Francis Frazier, Kirk Greenway
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Photovoice for Healthy Relationships: Community-Based Participatory HIV Prevention in a Rural American Indian Community
Provides an example of a culturally responsive, community-based project for addressing social determinants of health in rural American Indian communities.
Author(s): Susan F. Markus
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal, 19(1), 102-123
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Feasibility of an Evidence-Based Weight Loss Intervention for a Faith-Based, Rural, African American Population
Discusses a culturally appropriate program created by a coalition of academic and community partners and geared toward adults in three African American churches in the Arkansas Lower Mississippi Delta. Measured effectiveness of recruitment strategies, program retention, implementation ease, participant outcomes, and program satisfaction.
Author(s): Karen Hye-cheon Kim Yeary, Carol E. Cornell, Jerome Turner, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(6)
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Assessment of Awareness of Connectedness as a Culturally-Based Protective Factor for Alaska Native Youth
Describes development of the Awareness of Connectedness Scale, a quantitative scale tested with 284 Alaska Native youth to assess risk, resiliency, and change, based on cultural concepts of disorder, wellness, and healing.
Author(s): Nathaniel V. Mohatt, Carlotta C. Ting Fok, Rebekah Burket, David Henry, James Allen
Citation: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(4), 444–455
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
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Telephone-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Latino Patients Living in Rural Areas: A Randomized Pilot Study
Highlights a pilot study on a culturally competent cognitive-behavioral therapy that uses the telephone to connect with rural Latinos in Washington State. Compares treatment to an enhanced primary care treatment for depression. Breaks down data by age, gender, and nativity, among other factors.
Author(s): Megan Dwight-Johnson, Eugene Aisenberg, Daniela Golinelli, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 62(8), 936-942
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Addressing the Health Needs of Rural Native Veterans: Assessment and Recommendations
Provides an assessment of current challenges, barriers, and issues related to the healthcare needs of rural Native veterans and offers recommendations to improve healthcare for this population.
Author(s): Tim D. Noe, Carol E. Kaufman, Elizabeth A. Brooks, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 137-156
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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The Community Pulling Together: A Tribal Community-University Partnership Project to Reduce Substance Abuse and Promote Good Health in a Reservation Tribal Community
Highlights a study on the role that collaborative relationships between tribal communities and universities can play in conducting research into alcohol and drug abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Details a collaboration between the Suquamish Tribe and the University of Washington, and the culturally sensitive substance abuse program the partnership was able to design for youth in the Suquamish community.
Author(s): Lisa R. Thomas, Dennis M. Donovan, Robin LW. Sigo, Lisette Austin, G. Alan Marlatt
Citation: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8(3), 283-300
Date: 07/2009
Type: Document
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Disaster Preparedness Training for Tribal Leaders
Describes a disaster preparedness training program for tribal leaders conducted in Arizona. Discusses the role of cultural competency, respect for tribal sovereignty, solicitation of historical examples of indigenous preparedness, and incorporation of tribal community networks in the success of the program.
Author(s): Wayne F. Peate, Jennie Mullins
Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 3, 2
Date: 01/2008
Type: Document
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