The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a faith-based health fair intervention in the Watts Community of Los Angeles. Community-based interventions are used in hard-to-reach communities to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve health care access. Based on a review of literature, there is a gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of a health fair intervention, especially a faith-based health fair intervention. The goals of this project were to understand the effectiveness of health fairs with regard to improving knowledge, health-seeking behavior, and referral for health care.
Clients were recruited from two health fairs at PowerHouse Church in the Watts community; 34 clients completed a satisfaction survey after taking part in a health fair. The results suggest that the clients were willing to utilize at least two of the educational materials provided and showed a desire to change health behavior.
|Advisor:||Kumrow, David E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Public health, Health education|
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