Rating neighborhoods for older adult health: results from the African American Health study
- Chapter 11: Family Preservation and Neighborhood-Based Services. Carten, Alma J.; Dumpson, James R. // Child Welfare Revisited: An Africentric Perspective;10/25/2004, p225
Chapter 11 of the book "Child Welfare Revisited: An Africentric Perspective" is presented. It describes the concept of family preservation as a universal approach to the framework of child welfare services. Neighborhood-based services and conceptual frameworks for family preservation are discussed.
- Neighborhood Poverty and the Social Isolation of Inner-City African American Families. Rankin, Bruch H.; Quane, James M. // Social Forces;Sep2000, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p139
Although social isolation has been posited as a critical structural mechanism linking neighborhood disadvantage to the reduced life chances of inner-city residents, there have been few empirical tests of this proposition. We examine the relative importance of neighborhood poverty and individual...
- Demystifying DeWitty. // Nebraska Life;Mar/Apr2016, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p19
The article discusses the establishment of the DeWitty community in Cherry County, Nebraska by African-American Kinkaider families which is considered as part of the state's prairie mosaic by author Stew Magnuson.
- ON THE ROAD TO WEALTH. // Essence (Time Inc.);Mar2004, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p30
Discusses results of a study taken by the Consumer Federation of America on the wealth of several African Americans. Increase in the value of wealth of typical African American family; Net wealth of a typical U.S. household; Key to building wealth for African Americans.
- The Causes of Black Poverty: Evidence and Interpretation. Shulman, Steven // Journal of Economic Issues (Association for Evolutionary Economi;Dec90, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p995
Investigates the reasons behind the consistent high rates of poverty among black families. Rise of black female-headed households; Human capital; Economic opportunities; Family structure; Welfare recipiency.
- Sports participation, perceived neighborhood safety, and individual cognitions: how do they interact? // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2011, Vol. 8, p76
The article presents a study investigating whether perceived neighborhood safety modifies associations between individual cognitions and sports participation. The study found that the associations between individual cognitions and sports participation is dependant on neighborhood circumstances....
- Systematic Neighborhood Observations, High Spatial Resolution: Methodology and Assessment of Potential Benefits. Leonard, Tammy C. M.; Caughy, Margaret O'Brien; Mays, Judith K.; Murdoch, James C. // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p1
There is a growing body of public health research documenting how characteristics of neighborhoods are associated with differences in the health status of residents. However, little is known about how the spatial resolution of neighborhood observational data or community audits affects the...
- StoryCorps Griot arrives in Harlem. // New York Amsterdam News;1/3/2008, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p29
The article reports that StoryCorps Griot, a year long initiative to gather and preserve the life stories of African American families across the U.S., began a four-week stay at the Harlem Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). It will also gather stories at other community organizations and...
- PARTICIPATION IN ACTION: THE HEALTHY AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES COMMUNITY CONFERENCE MODEL. Jones, Loretta; Collin, Barry E. // Ethnicity & Disease;Winter2010 Supplement, Vol. 20, pS2-15
The Healthy African American Families project (HAAF) in Los Angeles developed "community conferences" as a method of engaging local community members in mutually beneficial participatory collaborations with academic and clinical researchers. In these conferences, community voices and concerns...