In this presentation, we discuss both the first and second iterations of a community-based
participatory action research (PAR) study conducted with community health staff to explore
cultural sensitivity and integrative health practices (IHPs). Some of the unique contributions of
this research include the use of the ADDRESSING model for integrative health practitioners and
their patients and the significance of patients feeling safe and heard. In addition, we describe
the importance of careful selection of the instructors for IHPs, the value of IHPs for providers
and their support team, acknowledging the indigenous origins of IHPs, traditional medicine, and
the role of intention.