Title

African American Community Health Advisors Trained As Research Partners - Recruitment and Training

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Department

Community Health Sciences

Abstract

The African American community has played an influential role in generating change. Grass-roots organizations and concerned individuals can be included in programs designed to increase cancer awareness and cancer early detection practices to ultimately eliminate cancer disparities. The utilization of a formalized Community Health Advisors program can be an infrastructure by which effective cancer prevention and control programs can be conducted in underserved African American communities. The purpose of this article is to outline the steps necessary to develop an infrastructure for recruitment and training of grass-root African Americans to serve as Community Health Advisors trained as Research Partners.

Publication Title

Family & Community Health

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

28

Last Page

40