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Assessing the State of Black Long Beach: A CBPR Approach to Qualitative Inquiry on the Strength and Challenges in the Black Community in Long Beach
by Mudoh, Yvonne E., M.P.H., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 107; 22587466
Abstract (Summary)

The 2013 State of Black Long Beach report discussed disparities in Quality of life (QOL) outcomes that have persisted for Blacks in Long Beach. The report issued a call to action to address those prominent issues and improve the wellbeing of Blacks. This study serves as a response to that call by conducting a qualitative assessment to identify the communities needs and assets to inform leaders and stakeholders of issues that are a priority to the Black community. The study also sought to gain the perspectives of Black community members on the ethical considerations for engaging the community in research to address QOL. Eight focus groups were conducted with a total of 34 participants (24–78 years). Data analysis using Nvivo qualitative analysis software revealed themes reflecting the strength and challenges of the Black community regarding education, law enforcement and criminal justice, economic empowerment, community, political engagement, and ethical research considerations for engaging the Black Long Beach Community. Recommendations and strategies focusing on reducing risk of incarceration among youth, enhancing education and economic opportunities, increasing community and political engagement, and developing a Community-Based Participatory Research within the Black community in Long Beach have been proposed. This research serves to advocate and guide the exploration of strategies to address QOL for Black community members in Long Beach.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnson, Amber
Commitee: Gorman, Fiona, Claybrook, M Keith
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Black studies
Publication Number: 22587466
ISBN: 9781088352410
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