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J Ambul Care Manage. 2006 Apr-Jun;29(2):141-50.

Development and evaluation of a bible college-based course on faith and health.

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  • 1Vanderbilt University Diabetes Research and Training Center, Nashville, Tenn. 37212, USA. jim.pichert@vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

Research supports the potential effectiveness of health programs offered through African American churches, but pastors are often unprepared to assess the value of and help their congregations adopt such programs. This article summarizes how Nashville REACH 2010 addressed these issues via a "Faith and Health" course offered by the American Baptist College, a 4-year coeducational, liberal arts Bible college serving a predominantly African American student body. Participants became change agents by planning health-related programs for their congregations. Content analysis of student projects revealed 5 themes deemed important for program implementation and instituting systems change.

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16552323
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