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Fam Community Health. 2013 Jul-Sep;36(3):224-35. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e318292eb40.

Development of the men's prostate awareness church training: church-based workshops for African American men.

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  • 1School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.


This article describes the development of a spiritually based intervention to increase informed decision making for prostate cancer screening through African American churches. The intervention used spiritually themed health messages, incorporated women as supportive health partners, and included a health information technology component. The Men's Prostate Awareness Church Training Project followed a community-based participatory research process to develop educational materials, and training for 40 community health advisors to implement the 4-part prostate health workshop series that will be implemented in 20 churches. Implications are discussed for designing culturally relevant interventions to reduce prostate cancer disparities impacting African American men.

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