Community-Based Participatory Research With Native American Communities: The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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Health disparities among Native Americans persist despite efforts to translate evidence-based programs from research to practice. Few evidence-based, theory-driven prevention and management interventions have been successfully translated within Native American communities. The use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) has shown promise in this process. This article provides an overview of the use of CBPR with Native American communities and discusses the translation of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, using a CBPR approach, with an urban Native American community. This article highlights not only how the CBPR process facilitates the successful translation of the Stanford program but also how CBPR is used within this community to build community capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-899
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • American Indian
  • chronic disease self-management
  • community-based participatory research
  • diabetes
  • diabetes self-management
  • Native American

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