Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities

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 … Continue reading Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities

An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America

An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Community Development marks a foundationally novel approach to improving Indigenous communities. These diverse and locally-led activities provide a way for dynamic groups to assert ownership of their community through participation. This approach changes the word Indigenous … Continue reading An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America

What works in effective Indigenous community-managed programs and organisation

Many Indigenous organisations in urban, rural and remote areas are successfully managing a broad range of programs and services for their communities. This paper reviews available literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations and summarises what is working in successful community-managed programs. It also considers some literature about the use of community development approaches and … Continue reading What works in effective Indigenous community-managed programs and organisation

A systematic review of studies evaluating Australian indigenous community development projects: the extent of community participation, their methodological quality and their outcomes

Abstract Background: Community development is a health promotion approach identified as having great potential to improve Indigenous health, because of its potential for extensive community participation. There has been no systematic examination of the extent of community participation in community development projects and little analysis of their effectiveness. This systematic review aims to identify the … Continue reading A systematic review of studies evaluating Australian indigenous community development projects: the extent of community participation, their methodological quality and their outcomes