3298.0 Partnering with rural black churches to promote men's cardiovascular health: Are we our brother's keeper?

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Oral
In a rural county of North Carolina, the mortality rate among African American men is 13% higher from heart disease and 45% higher from stroke disease than for White men. To increase menís adherence to their cardiovascular disease (CVD) care plans, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership was formed among a research university, a divinity school of a Historically Black University, a community-based organization, and a county health department. With NIH funding, this partnership is implementing and evaluating Brotherís Keeper, a male lay health advisor (LHA) intervention that builds on the influence of scripture, sermons, corporate prayer, and song to transfer meaning and impetus for change in African American menís CVD outcomes. Few LHA interventions have focused on rural African American men as natural helpers, and none, to our knowledge, has attempted to engage rural Black churches in research to eliminate inequities in menís CVD outcomes.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe an innovative protocol for conducting and analyzing participant observations pertaining to the influence of the rural Black church context on African American menís CVD outcomes. 2. Differentiate secular training of LHAs from that which is informed by Biblical principles. 3. Identify lessons learned from the process evaluation of training African American men to serve as LHAs to improve adherence to CVD care.
Organizer:
Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH

2:30pm
Applying a unique protocol for participant observation: Observing the role of health in African American rural churches
Mimi Misung Kim, PhD, Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, MPA, MA, Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Carol Burt, MPPA, La-Shell Johnson, Mohamed Jalloh, MPH Candidate, Amma Agyemang, MPH, Kevin Wu, MPH, Olusola Olabode-Dada, Leonard Williams, Daniel L. Howard, PhD and Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
Overview and Introduction of Presenters
2:55pm
Addressing cardiovascular disease in African-American rural churches: Findings from a participant observation analysis
Mimi Misung Kim, PhD, Olusola Olabode-Dada, Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Carol Burt, MPPA, La-Shell Johnson, Mohamed Jalloh, MPH Candidate, Amma Agyemang, MPH, Kevin Wu, MPH, Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, MPA, MA, Leonard Williams, Moses V. Goldmon, EdD, Daniel L. Howard, PhD, Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP and Jerry Ann Gregory, RN
3:10pm
Biblical principles and lay health advisor training: A brother's keeper pathway toward promoting African American men's health
Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Leonard Williams, Moses V. Goldmon, EdD, Eddie Eubanks, BS, Kevin Wu, MPH, Amma Agyemang, MPH, Mohamed Jalloh, MPH Candidate, Jerry Ann Gregory, RN, Olusola Olabode-Dada, Barbara Pringle, RN, MPH, Wayne Sherman, MSPH, RN, Daniel L. Howard, PhD and Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
3:25pm
Process Evaluation of a Church-based Lay Health Advisor Training on Cardiovascular Disease
Mohamed Jalloh, MPH, Eddie Eubanks, BS, Kevin Wu, MPH, Amma Agyemang, MPH, Sarah Lieff, MPH Candidate, Erin Shigekawa, BSPH, Alison Mendoza, MPH Candidate, Shola Dada, Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Daniel L. Howard, PhD and Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
Questions and Comments for Audience

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Organized by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)