ERIC Number: ED370729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Health Promotion for the Rural Black Elderly: A Program Planning and Implementation Guide.
Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center on Rural Elderly.
This guide is designed to be a resource for individuals and agencies wishing to provide health promotion programs for rural black elderly. Community health promotion is defined as "any combination of educational, social, and environmental supports for behavior conducive to health." Part One, "Health Promotion and the Rural Black Elders," introduces health promotion concepts, the health problems and behaviors of the rural black elderly, and factors that influence black elders' attitudes toward and participation in health promotion. Part Two, "Planning a Health Promotion Program," discusses the steps in building a program, and develops a framework for culturally relevant health promotion programs. Part Three, "Health Promotion Delivery Techniques," offers specific examples of techniques that have been used by practitioners across the country to encourage involvement by rural black elderly in health promotion programs and to make the programs more culturally relevant to participants. Contains 49 references, a health style self-test, a list of resource centers with descriptions, and a list of resource materials with ordering information. (KS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Black Culture, Blacks, Community Programs, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Older Adults, Program Development, Rural Areas
Publications Director, Center on Rural Elderly, 5245 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center on Rural Elderly.
Identifiers: Cultural Relevance