A community research partnership to improve the diet of African Americans

Debra Haire-Joshu, Ross C. Brownson, Ken Schechtman, Marilyn S. Nanney, Cheryl Houston, Wendy Auslander

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Objective: To describe a community research partnership in which a national parent education organization collaborated with academic institutions to develop a dietary change program for underserved African American parents. Methods: Qualitative methods were used to characterize issues that impacted partnership operations. Results: Data are reported on partnership activities including program development and implementation with African American parents. Lessons learned and strategies for improving the partnership are presented. Conclusions: Ongoing assessment and evaluation of how a partnership operates, especially in the context of multiple sites, are important to sustaining successful functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


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