Identifying and Recruiting Mexican American Partners and Sustaining Community Partnerships

Janice D. Crist, Socorro Escandón-Dominguez

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In this article, how community partners were identified and recruited and how community partnerships have been sustained during a current program of study designed to eliminate health and use disparities are described. Hispanic elders use in-home community services less often than do Anglo elders. The critical social paradigm, community development theories, and participatory research methods have guided a partnership with Mexican American elders and their caregivers during five research studies. Although the process of partnering with communities evolves within specific contexts and cannot be precisely predicted, strategies can be transferred to research and transcultural nursing practice to improve preventive care and sustainability of healthful changes in vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-271
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2003


  • Hispanic
  • community partnerships
  • older persons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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