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Development of Health for Hearts United

Title: The Development of Health for Hearts United: A Longitudinal Church-based Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-life and Older African Americans.
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Name(s): Ralston, Penny A, author
Young-Clark, Iris, author
Coccia, Catherine, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2017-01-19
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This article describes Health for Hearts United, a longitudinal church-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in mid-life and older African Americans. Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches and undergirded by both the Socio-ecological Theory and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, the 18-month intervention was developed in six north Florida churches, randomly assigned as treatment or comparison. The intervention was framed around three conceptual components: awareness building (individual knowledge development); clinical learning (individual and small group educational sessions); and efficacy development (recognition and sustainability). We identified three lessons learned: providing consistency in programming even during participant absences; providing structured activities to assist health ministries in sustainability; and addressing changes at the church level. Recommendations include church-based approaches that reflect multi-level CBPR and the collaborative faith model.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_28115818 (IID), 10.18865/ed.27.1.21 (DOI), PMC5245604 (PMCID), 28115818 (RID), 28115818 (EID), ed.27.1.21 (PII)
Keywords: African Americans, Cardiovascular Disease, Church-based Health, Community-Based Participatory Research, Longitudinal Intervention, Older Adults
Grant Number: R24 MD002807
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5245604.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28115818
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Ethnicity & disease.
1049-510X
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 27

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Ralston, P. A., Young-Clark, I., & Coccia, C. (2017). The Development of Health for Hearts United: A Longitudinal Church-based Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Mid-life and Older African Americans. Ethnicity & Disease. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28115818