Implementation of the indigenous model for health education programming among asian minorities: Beyond theory and into practice

Moon S Chen, Amy Zaharlick, Patty Kuun, Wen L. Li, Robert Guthrie

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This article describes the setting for the first Office of Minority Health funded Minority Community Health Demonstration Grant Project targeted toward the Southeast Asian minorities of Cambodians, Laotians, and Vietnamese, explains how the theoretical basis of the Indigenous Model was implemented, and offers lessons learned and suggestions for future minority health programs. Three examples of how the Indigenous Model was applied, in some instances, in unanticipated ways are discussed. Lessons related to implementing the Indigenous Model for minorities are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-404
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Health Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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