Using Talanoa in Community-Based Research with Australian Pacific Islander Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Online Publication Date:
December 21, 2021
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**Published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) volume 16.1. All rights reserved.**


Background: Type 2 diabetes is a significant public health problem and Australian Pacific Islander (API) women and their communities are experiencing a higher burden of morbidity and mortality from the disease. Despite this higher burden there are few initiatives that are culturally tailored to improve prevention and management.
Objectives: We used talanoa, a community-based research methodology to build capacity with API women living in Queensland and to develop culturally relevant methods of information sharing and knowledge building.
Methods: The partnership informed the co-design and conduct of research using a talanoa methodology framework.
Lessons learned: Talanoa was used in negotiating the research partnership, setting up a steering committee, developing protocols for community engagement, collecting and co-constructing knowledge and disseminating community outcomes.
Conclusion: The community-academia partnership and the participatory processes using talanoa facilitated dialogue and engagement to promote diabetes prevention and management for API communities.