The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4256.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 5:30 PM

Abstract #72723

Integrating a health component within the young adult population of Sandtown-Winchester through community-based participatory research: Part II

Precilla Lorene Belin, PhD, MA, CHES, Public Health Program, Morgan State University, Jenkins Bldg. 343, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, 443-885-4144,, J. Hunter Young, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, The Welch Center, Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, and Lloyd Stanton, Community Building in Partnership, Inc., 1114 Mount Street, Baltimore, MD 21205.

The Sandtown-Winchester Community is an urban community of west Baltimore, MD, with a population of 10,000 residents. Many health issues including economic disadvantages, mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness affect the community. In the early 1990's, the Sandtown-Winchester Community and Johns Hopkins University established a partnership to improve the care of community residents with high blood pressure through research and public health practice. The partnership has continued with the addition of new partners and has created a project through community-based participatory research. The first phase of the project focused on (1) developing a community health advisory board and (2) identifying the population to study and their major health concerns. Through the community and academic collaboration, the decision was made to explore and address health issues within the young adult population. The second phase of the project focused on the intervention and its impact within the young adult population.

This presentation will (1) identify the major components of the Sandtown-Winchester-Johns Hopkins CBPR Project; (2) describe the process used to identify the major health issues within the young adults; (3) discuss the intervention implemented within the young adults; (4) discuss the impact of the project on the young adults; and, (5) discuss the effectiveness of the project. Also, the presentation will provide the community's reaction to CBPR and the steps taken to sustain the project.

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Keywords: Community, Participatory Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The WK Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program: Community-Based Research

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA