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AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project

Abstract

The AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project, with funding from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), has developed and field tested a guidebook/manual of hands-on and participatory life science activities and a training/orientation program for use in non-religious education programs in churches that serve the African-American community.

The current dissemination efforts of the project have led to increased demands for the activity manual and subsequent training for persons seeking to implement the program. AAAS is seeking additional funding to:

  • Continue dissemination of the project in the African-American community
  • Expand the project to the Hispanic American community
  • Identify and connect biomedical/behavioral scientists to churches and community-based organizations seeking to improve health awareness among African Americans and Hispanic Americans

Products of this dissemination effort include a Spanish version of the Health Connection Activities Guidebook/Manual, a video training kit in both English and Spanish to assist communities in implementing the project, and a database of scientist volunteers who are interested in working with churches and community-based organizations to impact the quality of health science education in the aforementioned communities.

AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project /grants/aaas-black-church-health-connection-project 30 R25RR009841 0 6 DC 1991 09/30/1991 09/14/1997 American Association for the Advancement of Science 1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington DC 20005 Dept of Education/ Human Resources PI MALCOM SHIRLEY PhD (202) 326-6639 (202) 371-9849 smalcom@aaas.org OTHER CONTACT PARKER SANDRA

The AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project, with funding from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), has developed and field tested a guidebook/manual of hands-on and participatory life science activities and a training/orientation program for use in non-religious education programs in churches that serve the African-American community.

The current dissemination efforts of the project have led to increased demands for the activity manual and subsequent training for persons seeking to implement the program. AAAS is seeking additional funding to:

  • Continue dissemination of the project in the African-American community
  • Expand the project to the Hispanic American community
  • Identify and connect biomedical/behavioral scientists to churches and community-based organizations seeking to improve health awareness among African Americans and Hispanic Americans

Products of this dissemination effort include a Spanish version of the Health Connection Activities Guidebook/Manual, a video training kit in both English and Spanish to assist communities in implementing the project, and a database of scientist volunteers who are interested in working with churches and community-based organizations to impact the quality of health science education in the aforementioned communities.

life science, Spanish language, health awareness, community