Carolyn M. Jenkins

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Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a paradigm to study and reduce disparities in health outcomes related to chronic disease. Community advisory boards (CABs) commonly formalize the academic-community partnerships that guide CBPR by providing a mechanism for community members to have representation in research activities. Researchers and(More)
OBJECTIVE Information on the current burden of stroke in Africa is limited. The aim of this review was to comprehensively examine the current and projected burden of stroke in Africa. METHODS We systematically reviewed the available literature (PubMed and AJOL) from January 1960 and June 2014 on stroke in Africa. Percentage change in age-adjusted stroke(More)
The purpose of this paper is to report results of the People with Diabetes survey conducted as part of the REACH 2010: Charleston and Georgetown Diabetes Coalition. The pilot data revealed that African Americans (AAs) (N=80) reported fewer A1c, lipid, and kidney testing, feet and eye exams, and less nutrition and diabetes self-management counseling during(More)
bind any agencies, nor does it create or confer any rights, privileges, or benefits for, or on, any person or organization. While this guidance document represents the best advice of the U.S. EPA, USDA, and stakeholders, it does not have the force and effect of law. The Part 503 rule addresses land application and beneficial use of biosolids. Included in(More)
BACKGROUND As the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult-onset disability, stroke is a major public health concern particularly pertinent in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where nearly 80% of all global stroke mortalities occur, and stroke burden is projected to increase in the coming decades. However, traditional and emerging risk factors(More)
During the past two decades, researchers have provided evidence to support the notion that the social environment in which people live, as well as their lifestyles and behaviours, can influence the incidence of illness within a population (IOM 1988). They have also demonstrated that a population can achieve long-term health improvements when people become(More)