WAIMH is pleased to partner with ZERO TO THREE around articles of interest to the WAIMH world at large. Included her is an article written by Paul Spicer, PhD, an anthropologist, and his colleagues at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Colorado in the USA for ZERO TO THREE (Zero to Three, May 2013). The article explores the problems that tribal communities confront when forced to select from menus of evidence-based practice that were not developed with their unique challenges and opportunities in mind. The authors discuss the possibility for adapting or enhancing existing approaches but also point out the need for much more research and intervention development efforts for tribal communities. The push for evidence-based practice has generated much needed attention to the intervention needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities and new research models offer hope that these will emerge from true partnerships between researchers and communities.
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University of Oklahoma,
Dolores Subia BigFoot,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
Funderburk, Beverly W.,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Colorado,