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Saunders, Ruth P.; Wilcox, Sara; Jake-Schoffman, Danielle E.; Kinnard, Deborah; Hutto, Brent; Forthofer, Melinda; Kaczynski, Andrew T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Faith-based settings offer opportunities for reaching populations at risk for chronic conditions and are optimal settings for dissemination and implementation (D&I) research. "Faith, Activity, and Nutrition" (FAN) is an evidence-based program designed to promote physical activity (PA) and healthy eating (HE) through church policy,…
Descriptors: Churches, Chronic Illness, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Hall, Sarah M.; Kiser, Mimi – Health Education & Behavior, 2010
Interest in partnering with faith-based organizations (FBOs) to address health disparities has grown in recent years. Yet relatively little is known about these types of partnerships. As part of an evaluation of the Institute for Faith and Public Health Collaborations, representatives of 34 faith--health teams (n = 61) completed semi-structured…
Descriptors: Public Health, Partnerships in Education, Interviews, Religion
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Weeks, Fiona H.; Powell, Terrinieka W.; Illangasekare, Samantha; Rice, Eric; Wilson, James; Hickman, Debra; Blum, Robert W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Previous studies have documented Black churches' receptivity to implementing adolescent sexual health programs within their congregations. Some authors have argued for new sexual health programs to be designed specifically for churches, similar to the development of school- and community-based interventions. However, strategies and curricula used…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Adolescents, Health Promotion, African Americans
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Cho, Dalnim; Nguyen, Nga T.; Strong, Larkin L.; Wu, Ivan H. C.; John, Jemima C.; Escoto, Kamisha H.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
We investigated class clustering patterns of four behaviors--physical activity, fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake, smoking, and alcohol use--in a faith-based African American cohort. Guided by socio-ecological models, we also examined the psychosocial and neighborhood social environmental factors associated with the clustering patterns.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Smoking, Eating Habits
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Hermstad, April; Honeycutt, Sally; Flemming, Shauna StClair; Carvalho, Michelle L.; Hodge, Tarccara; Escoffery, Cam; Kegler, Michelle C.; Arriola, Kimberly R. Jacob – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Diet and physical activity are behavioral risk factors for many chronic diseases, which are among the most common health conditions in the United States. Yet most Americans fall short of meeting established dietary and physical activity guidelines. Faith-based organizations as settings for health promotion interventions can affect members at…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Environmental Influences, Health Behavior, Religious Factors
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Dill, LeConté J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
There is growing evidence in the theoretical literature regarding the importance of religion and religiosity in people's lives, particularly concerning their health and well-being. Spirituality, a related but different concept, has been less well studied, especially empirically, but shows promise as a mechanism for coping with deleterious social…
Descriptors: Coping, Spiritual Development, Ethnography, African Americans
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Padela, Aasim I.; Malik, Sana; Ally, Syeda Akila; Quinn, Michael; Hall, Stephen; Peek, Monica – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Objective: To describe the design of, and participant-level outcomes related to, a religiously tailored, peer-led group education program aimed at enhancing Muslim women's mammography intention. Method: Using a community-engaged approach and mixed methods, we identified and addressed barrier beliefs impeding mammography screening among Muslim…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Screening Tests, Religious Factors
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Perez, Lilian G.; Chavez, Adrian; Marquez, David X.; Soto, Sandra C.; Haughton, Jessica; Arredondo, Elva M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Background: Less than 50% of Latinas meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Acculturation is a complex cultural phenomenon that may influence health behaviors, but associations between acculturation and Latinas' activity and sedentary levels are unclear. Aim: To examine associations of acculturation with Latinas' domain-specific and total PA…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Measurement Techniques, Physical Activities, Hispanic Americans
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Schulz, Amy J.; Israel, Barbara A.; Mentz, Graciela B.; Bernal, Cristina; Caver, Deanna; DeMajo, Ricardo; Diaz, Gregoria; Gamboa, Cindy; Gaines, Causandra; Hoston, Bernadine; Opperman, Alisha; Reyes, Angela G.; Rowe, Zachary; Sand, Sharon L.; Woods, Sachiko – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the "Walk Your Heart to Health" ("WYHH") intervention, one component of the multilevel Community Approaches to Cardiovascular Health: Pathways to Heart Health (CATCH:PATH) intervention designed to promote physical activity and reduce cardiovascular risk…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Group Activities, Intervention, Health Promotion
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Kegler, Michelle C.; Honeycutt, Sally; Davis, Melvin; Dauria, Emily; Berg, Carla; Dove, Cassandra; Gamble, Abigail; Hawkins, Jackie – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Community-level policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies may offer an economical and sustainable approach to chronic disease prevention. The rapidly growing number of untested but promising PSE strategies currently underway offers an exciting opportunity to establish practice-based evidence for this approach. This article…
Descriptors: Public Health, Public Policy, Mixed Methods Research, Surveys
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Harmon, Brook E.; Blake, Christine E.; Thrasher, James F.; Hébert, James R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
The use of faith-based organizations as sites to deliver diet and physical activity interventions is increasing. Methods to assess the messaging environment within churches are limited. Our research aimed to develop and test an objective assessment methodology to characterize health messages, particularly those related to diet and physical…
Descriptors: African Americans, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Churches
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Werber, Laura; Derose, Kathryn Pitkin; Dominguez, Blanca X.; Mata, Michael A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
This study explores how religious congregations interact with other community organizations to address health and, in particular, HIV-related needs within their membership and/or local communities. Case study data from a diverse sample of 14 urban congregations (6 Black, 4 Latino, 2 White, and 2 mixed race-ethnicity) indicate that they engaged in…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Public Health, Human Capital, Child Health