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dc.contributor.advisorhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0963-0706
dc.contributor.authorLumpkins, Crystal Y.
dc.contributor.authorGreiner, K. Allen
dc.contributor.authorDaley, Christine Makosky
dc.contributor.authorMabachi, Natabhona Marianne
dc.contributor.authorNeuhaus, Kris
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T19:51:43Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T19:51:43Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.citationLumpkins, C. Y., Greiner, K. A., Daley, C., Mabachi, N. M., & Neuhaus, K. (2013). Promoting Healthy Behavior from the Pulpit: Clergy Share Their Perspectives on Effective Health Communication in the African American Church. Journal of Religion and Health, 52(4), 1093–1107. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-011-9533-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/24522
dc.description.abstractAfrican Americans continue to suffer disproportionately from health disparities when compared to other ethnicities (ACS 2010; CDC 2007). Research indicates that the church and the pastor in the African American community could be enlisted to increase effectiveness of health programs (Campbell et al. in Health Edu Behav 34(6):864–880, 2007; DeHaven et al. in Am J Public Health 94(6):1030–1036, 2004). The objective of this study was to investigate African American pastors’ perceptions about health promotion in the church and how these perceptions could serve as a guide for improving health communication targeting African Americans. Semi-structured interviews with African American clergy revealed that pastors feel strongly about the intersection of health, religion and spirituality; they also believe that discussing health screening and other health issues more frequently from the pulpit and their own personal experiences will ultimately impact health behavior among congregants. This study suggests that African American clergy see themselves as health promoters in the church and believe this communication (i.e., pastor-endorsed health information materials) will impact health behavior among underserved and minority populations.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.rights© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americanen_US
dc.subjectPastorsen_US
dc.subjectHealth communicationen_US
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_US
dc.subjectHealth programsen_US
dc.subjectChurchesen_US
dc.titlePromoting Healthy Behavior from the Pulpit: Clergy Share Their Perspectives on Effective Health Communication in the African American Churchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorLumpkins, Crystal Y.
kusw.kudepartmentJournalismen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10943-011-9533-1en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
dc.identifier.pmidPMC3540142en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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