227570 A prostate cancer screening program for low-income African Americans

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Flora Ukoli, MD MPH , Department of Surgery, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
The purpose of this study was to develop and test an educational intervention for prostate cancer screening among low-income African-American males age 45 and older in Nashville, Tennessee. The project focused on developing a culturally appropriate health education intervention that prepared recipients for informed decision making regarding prostate cancer screening, providing free screening for participants, and increasing screening rates among low-income African-American men. The study was conducted in three phases, assessment, intervention and evaluation. The educational intervention was delivered by trained African-American community navigators. The educational methods involved the dissemination of relevant prostate educational brochures and a one-on-one discussion session. Participants were recruited from the health center and from the community by poster/flyer advertisement. Preliminary findings will be presented in addition to policy and social justice implications.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
To discuss effective strategies for increasing the number of African American males who undergo prostate cancer screening.

Keywords: African American, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a physician and researcher with experience in health services research and social justice issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.