Anthropology and occupational therapy concepts can be successfully integrated in the practical application of services within a community-based program for low-income residents, primarily immigrants and refugees, living in a large urban apartment complex. As this article will highlight, there are advantages inherent in this collaborative interdisciplinary approach. Occupational therapy benefits from anthropology's broad view of systems, power, meaning, and cultural norms and conversely, anthropology can benefit from occupational therapy's drive to have an impact on the daily lives of individuals.

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