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dc.contributor.advisorFryer, Craig Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoodard, Nathanielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T05:41:46Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T05:41:46Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/uzbc-utmz
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22041
dc.description.abstractChurches have played a central role in African American communities for decades. In addition to religious services, African American churches have increasingly offered a variety of health programs. However, there is a dearth of empirical literature on church-initiated health programming. This study examines quantity and variety of health programs and areas addressed by a convenience sample of African American churches (N = 119), as well as church characteristics that predict these health initiatives. Churches offered a mean of 6.08 (SD = 2.15) health programs targeting 4.66 (SD = 3.63) different health topics within the previous 12 months. Various church characteristics indicating greater availability of programming resources were positively associated with the quantity and variety of health initiatives. It is recommended that practitioners partner with under-resourced churches to support their existing health activities and address gaps in health programming. Future research should seek to evaluate the effectiveness of church-initiated health programs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePRESENCE AND PREDICTORS OF HEALTH PROGRAMMING IN A SAMPLE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCHESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic and Community Healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledOrganizational behavioren_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBehavioral sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAfrican Americanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledchurchesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcommunity healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhealth programmingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledorganizational behavioren_US


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