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Am J Health Behav. 2001 Mar-Apr;25(2):140-6.

A community research partnership to improve the diet of African Americans.

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  • 1Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63108, USA. joshud@slu.edu

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.

PMID:
11297043
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