Emerging evidence in culture-centered practices

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Website
Author:  National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This section of SAMHSA’s Learning Centers provides examples of less-common approaches used to assess the effectiveness of culture-centered practices for underserved populations. The process of building evidence for complex field-driven practice, where culture is a key factor of influence, requires a different approach to evidence, one that typically excludes randomized controlled trials and relies instead on practices that are informed and guided by the social structures and cultural beliefs of the population of focus.


Populations:  Racial and Ethnic Groups, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender People, Military Service Members and Veterans, People with Physical Health Problems or Disabilities
Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings
Planning and Implementing:  Program Evaluation, Evidence-Based Prevention, Culturally Based Practices, Cultural Competence