Role of Black churches in health promotion programs: lessons from the Los Angeles Mammography Promotion in Churches Program.

@article{Markens2002RoleOB,
  title={Role of Black churches in health promotion programs: lessons from the Los Angeles Mammography Promotion in Churches Program.},
  author={Susan Markens and Sarah A. Fox and Bonnie Taub and Mary Lou Gilbert},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={805-10}
}
OBJECTIVES This article assesses pastor-level factors that affect the successful recruitment and implementation of community-based health promotion programs in Black churches. METHODS Semistructured interviews with 16 pastors of Black churches were analyzed for content. RESULTS We found that although the involvement of Black pastors in an array of secular activities makes them open to participate in health programs, their overcommitment to other issues can negatively influence their ability… CONTINUE READING