This abstract is summarized by IPR from the original journal article published in BMC Health Services Research.

Vikas Gampa, M.D. and colleagues examined the relationships between Community Health Representatives (CHRs) and clients in the Navajo Nation.

In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 CHRs on Navajo Nation. Researchers investigated culturally-specific factors that influence CHR-client relationships.

Key findings include:
– Trust is essential to this relationship and provides a basis for providing quality services to the client.
– CHRs must be respectful of the diverse traditional and social practices in the Navajo Nation.
– The passing of clients brings together the CHR, the client’s family, and the community.

Read more to learn how CHR-client relationships in the Navajo Nation are influenced by culturally-specific factors.


Gampa, V., Smith, C., Muskett, O., King, C., Sehn, H., Malone, J., . . . Nelson, A. (2017, January 9). Cultural elements underlying the community health representative – client relationship on Navajo Nation. Retrieved September 08, 2020, from

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