Christopher Morrill

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BACKGROUND The National Cancer Institute recommends that Americans eat at least five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. National strategies to increase consumption may not reach minority and lower socioeconomic populations. In a randomized trial, peer education was tested for effectiveness at increasing fruit and vegetable intake among lower(More)
At the heart of peer health education programs is the assumption that tapping social networks increases adoption of behavior change, yet the communication strategies used by peer educators have not been previously documented to assess the use of social networks in promotion of health messages. Our program in public worksites trained peer health educators to(More)
Peer education in the Arizona 5-a-Day project achieved lasting improvements in fruit and vegetable intake among multicultural employees. Measures monitored implementation of peer education from peer educators' logs, the program's reach from employee surveys, and employees' use in terms of employees' dietary change. Peer educators logged 9,182 coworker(More)
Higher fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases. The 5-a-Day for Better Health community studies are evaluating population-based strategies to achieving dietary behavior change using the stages-of-change model and associated theories. The authors present baseline comparisons of stages of(More)
This paper traces the roots of Living with Asthma, a self-management program for childhood asthma, from the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH), a residential treatment center in Denver, Colorado. The basic components of the program were developed and tested over the 40-year history of CARIH; the findings of an educational unit were(More)
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