Authors: Mary Kate Dennis, MSW, PhD, Sandra L. Momper, MSW, PhD, and the Circles of Care Project Team
Publication Year: 2016
Journal: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal
Keywords: Cultural Sensitivity and Appropriateness
Short Abstract: Utilizing community-based methods, we assessed the behavioral and physical health needs of a Detroit metropolitan Indian health clinic.
Abstract: Utilizing community-based methods, we assessed the behavioral and physical health needs of a Detroit metropolitan Indian health clinic. The project goal was to identify health service needs for urban American Indians/Alaska Natives and develop the infrastructure for culturally competent and integrative behavioral and physical health care. We conducted 38 semi-structured interviews and 12 focus groups with service providers and community members. Interview and focus group data indicated a need for 1) more culturally competent services and providers, 2) more specialized health services, and 3) more transportation options. We then report on the Indian health clinic's and community's accomplishments in response to the needs assessment.
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Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed scientific article