A Mapping of CommunityFirst practices in Canada

The purpose of this CommunityFirst literature review was to establish the ethical strategies and best practices for supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of Indigenous-led responses to health crises

Years active

There is a substantial gap in the literature regarding Indigenous-led interventions and responses to health crises. necessitating further exploration and documentation

CommunityFirst approaches should build partnerships that emphasize reciprocity and create culturally safe spaces

Gaps in the Literature

Existing studies often focus on addressing non-communicable diseases through lifestyle and health behavior interventions. They primarily evaluate the impact on health outcomes rather than examining the processes or practices themselves in relation to decolonization approaches.

CommunityFirst can build the capacity of Indigenous communities

enabling them to exercise ownership over health interventions

Gaps in the Literature

There is a notable dearth of research on Indigenous-led interventions or responses to communicable diseases, with limited focus on sexually transmitted infections and virtually no specific attention to community-led responses to COVID-19.

Key Impacts of this Literature Review

Provided insights into the current knowledge of indigenous-led initiatives

Addressed health crises in indigenous communities

Identified strengths and gaps in the literature

Explored Indigenous communities' capacity for health intervention ownership

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