“I am not obese just a little fat” understanding the way in which culture affects how health risks are perceived among a population of rural African americans: Results from a faith-based community-engaged health promotion intervention
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe an evidence-based health promotion faith-based intervention model for reaching African American populations in rural communities to reduce risks associated with obesity and cancer. Discuss the role that history and cultural beliefs and norms play in influencing health behaviors and perceptions about health risks among African Americans in a rural community. Identify the challenges and effective responses that can thwart the successful implementation of health promotion interventions among church-attending African Americans in rural communities. Demonstrate the process of recruiting, training, and engaging lay persons from church congregations as health promoters and health educators to change the culture of historically black churches that affect health behavior.
Keyword(s): African American, Community Health Promoters
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