Role of African American Churches in Cancer Prevention Services
Annual rept. 1 Aug 1999-31 Jan 2001
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD
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The goal of the research is to explore denominational differences in doctrine related to preventive health, specifically, prostate cancer, and to determine the capacity of churches to engage in prostate health promotion. The proposed research is being conducted in three phases Phase I included selection of four predominantly African American denominations to participate in the research, formation of a steering committee to guide the research activities and the completion of in-depth interviews with ministers from each of the denominations. In Phase II current phase, a mail survey has been sent to ministers to assess the current prostate cancer-related activities engaged in by the ministers and their churches, and the acceptability of a wide range of activities and prostate cancer messagesmaterials that might be integrated into sermons or other channels of communication. During Phase III, tailored prevention messages will be recommended andor developed and disseminated.
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