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African American Health

  • Creator:   Cathy Walker
  • Updated:   9/5/2022
  • Contains:  30 items
This unique collection offers resources with particular interest to the healthcare needs of African Americans.
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The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

Fruh, Sharon M.; Mulekar, Madhuri S.; Crook, Errol; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 35(3):191-197, July/September 2018.

A Family Meal Challenge was developed to empower individuals to eat healthy meals together as a family. This article discusses how the challenge was presented in churches faith-based ministries, and community service programs in health disparity zip codes.Information is provided to create and implement the challenge in any faith setting.

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Fails African American Youth

Breunig, Michelle

Journal of Christian Nursing. 34(3):E41-E48, July/September 2017.

ABSTRACT: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) disproportionately affect U.S. African American (AA) youth. In AA faith communities, cultural practices have contributed to increased STI rates because abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs do not teach the use of condoms or birth control for preventing STIs or pregnancy. Comprehensive sex education or abstinence-plus programs have been reported to increase STI knowledge and reduce risk-taking behaviors in adolescents and young adults. Evidence supports computerized education to increase STI knowledge and decrease risky sexual behaviors of AA churchgoing youth.

Defining Hope Among HIV-Positive African American Females

Kennedy, Toshua W.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):156-161, July/September 2015.

HIV affects heterosexual African American females with morbidity and mortality rates higher than females of any other race. Understanding how to promote hope in this population is an important nursing task.

Equipping African American Clergy to Recognize Depression

Anthony, Jean Spann; Morris, Edith; Collins, Charles W.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):230-237, October/December 2016.

Many African Americans turn to clergy when depressed, but clergy don’t know how to help or when to refer to mental health services. Nurse developed workshops can train clergy to effectively offer help.

Church Member Support Benefits Psychological Well-Being of Pregnant African American Women

Giurgescu, Carmen; Murn, Nicole L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):87-91, April/June 2016.

How does faith community support help pregnant AA women with depressive symptoms?

Older African Americans' Beliefs about Pain, Biomedicine, and Spiritual Medicine

Booker, Staja Q.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):148-155, July/September 2015.

Defy Diabetes! A Unique Partnership With Faith Community/Parish Nurses to Impact Diabetes

Austin, Sandra; Brennan-Jordan, Nancy; Frenn, Debra; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(4):238-243, October/December 2013.

Using Community-Based Participatory Research in Parish Nursing: A Win-Win Situation!

Maitlen, Lynn A.; Bockstahler, Amie M.; Belcher, Anne E.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(4):222-227, October/December 2012.

Creating a Culture for Evidence-Based Practice in the Faith Community

Lashley, Mary

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(3):158-163, July/September 2013.

Using the Internet to Increase Physical Activity in a Faith Community

Washington, Enrika; Weed, Latricia Diane; Vardaman, Shellye A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):168-173, July/September 2015.

Health Ministry Partnerships: Creating a Habit for Health

Horton, Shalonda E. B.; Alvear, Elizabeth E.; Horton, Daryl L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):28-34, January/March 2014.

Training Lay Volunteers to Promote Health in Central-City African American Churches

Ellis, Julie L.; Morzinski, Jeffrey A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(2):112-116, April/June 2013.

Tipping the Scales on Obesity: Church-Based Health Promotion for African American Women

Cooper, Kami C.; King, Michalene A.; Sarpong, Daniel F.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(1):41-45, January/March 2015.

Faith, Beliefs, and “Not Claiming” Disease: An African American Woman's Story of Diabetes and Coronary Symptoms

McKenzie, Carolyn; Skelly, Anne H.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(2):E1-E6, April/June 2014.