Beyond the Pew: Use of a Culturally Appropriate Congregational Health Needs Assessment to Develop and Implement Obesity and Diabetes Interventions in a Large African American Baptist Church in South Los Angeles
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Discuss the role of spirituality as a mediating factor in developing culturally relevant faith-based health promotion programming. Use research tools and analytical methods to critically analyze, monitor and assess the health status of populations. Describe the impact of health needs assessments in individual and population health program development in faith-based communities.
Keyword(s): Health Assessment, Faith Community
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present this abstract as I serve as Project Coordinator II for CHLA as well as Director of Special Projects at New Mt. Calvary in which this project has been implemented. For over 7 years, I have been involved in public health research on federally funded and foundational funded grants. My scientific and community health research interests have been linked to developing culturally appropriate health engagement strategies.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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