Walk your heart to health: Predictors of participation in a community-based walking group intervention in low to moderate income urban communities
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Describe the walking group intervention designed through a participatory community planning process, and the lagged intervention design developed to evaluate its effectiveness. Discuss findings regarding factors associated with sustained participation in the walking groups over time.
Keyword(s): Physical Activity, Community Health Promoters
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the PI for multiple federally funded grants focusing on biological, behavioral and contextual factors associated with cardiovascular disease, and with the design, implementation and evaluation of multilevel interventions designed to reduce cardiovascular health disparities. The proposed abstract reports findings from one of those federally funded efforts, a multilevel intervention developed, implemented and evaluated under my direction in collaboration with community partners.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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