A community research partnership to improve the diet of African Americans

Am J Health Behav. 2001 Mar-Apr;25(2):140-6. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.25.2.6.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Black or African American / education*
  • Community Networks / organization & administration*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Diet, Fat-Restricted*
  • Health Education / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Life Style
  • Organizations, Nonprofit
  • Parents / education*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Support as Topic / organization & administration
  • United States