A community research partnership to improve the diet of African Americans

Debra Haire-Joshu, Ross C. Brownson, Ken Schechtman, Marilyn S. Nanney, Cheryl Houston, Wendy Auslander

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Abstract

Objective: To describe a community research partnership in which a national parent education organization collaborated with academic institutions to develop a dietary change program for underserved African American parents. Methods: Qualitative methods were used to characterize issues that impacted partnership operations. Results: Data are reported on partnership activities including program development and implementation with African American parents. Lessons learned and strategies for improving the partnership are presented. Conclusions: Ongoing assessment and evaluation of how a partnership operates, especially in the context of multiple sites, are important to sustaining successful functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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    Haire-Joshu, D., Brownson, R. C., Schechtman, K., Nanney, M. S., Houston, C., & Auslander, W. (2001). A community research partnership to improve the diet of African Americans. American journal of health behavior, 25(2), 140-146. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.25.2.6