Church-Based Health and Wellness Program
1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: 4/1/2005
Project End Date: 3/31/2008
Award Amount: $450,000
Project Goal Statement: This project aims to reduce health risk factors related to cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in African American church-based communities. Church Health Action Teams (CHATs) will be recruited from congregations to conduct baseline assessments of their communities and develop interventions through education. The project will increase church members' knowledge of health risks and strategies for risk reduction, increase the number of church members who identify CHATs as a health resource, and increase CHAT members' knowledge of implementing health risk assessments.