More than a picnic: It's a family affair for lifestyle behavior change
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the components of an innovative family focused cancer prevention and early detection program. Discuss the first year results of the family focused education and intervention program on African-American families. Explain how to develop 3 levels of community partnerships to create a network of African-American families engaged in self-directed lifestyle behavior change aimed at reducing risk for cancer. Identify the aspects of the Black Family Reunion that make it an ideal venue for cancer prevention and cancer risk reduction education.
Keyword(s): Cancer Prevention, Family Involvement
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Principal Investigator and Project Director for the funded project. I directed all project activities under an approved IRB from Texas A&M University.
I am a professor on sabbatical at the Social and Health Research Center who has a new appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Florida International University/College of Public Health& Social Work.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.