Creating Culturally Relevant and Responsive Health Care Models

Naomi N. Duke, Circle of Healing Health Action Team, Atum Azzahir


Western-based health models situate formalized education as a distinct driver of outcomes. This study, conducted as part of the Community-engaged Scholars Program, interviewed elders and practioners in cultural communities about relationships between cultural ways of knowing and health to inform western-based models of health production and health service delivery. While years of schooling may translate into practical means for obtaining goods and services, cultural knowledge frames provide a foundation for addressing the complexities of health.


culture, cultural ways of knowing, health, health care, knowledge, framework

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