Three ethnographic studies investigated how families define and practice family health within their household and community settings. Synthesis of these findings prompted the Family Health Model. It suggests ways to dialogue about the complex variables associated with family health and approaches to family-focused practice.
The Ohio University School of Nursing, Athens, Ohio.
Corresponding author: Sharon A. Denham, RN, DSN, Ohio University School of Nursing, Athens, Ohio (e-mail: email@example.com).