Social Models and Frameworks in Multicultural Health
models provide insight and strategic approaches to improve
public health for this nation’s multicultural populations.
In summary, the areas of greatest importance espoused by
these models are as follows:
complex array of social, cultural, environmental, biological,
economic factors impact health.
complex array of factors must be addressed at the source
for public health
to fulfill its mission.
complex array of factors also requires broadening the
scope of arenas critical
to the focus and interventions
of public health.
active engagement of communities as essential partners
is required to improve public health.
recognition and use of strengths rather than only deficits
as a basis
for planning and intervention
are a public health imperative.
change is required in all aspects of public health to
these models that benefit the
health and well-being of this nation’s diverse
and practices of cultural and linguistic competence have to be
integral to any model adopted by public health leadership
to be both equitable and effective.