Champions for Outreach and Advocacy for Campus and Community Health: A College-Based Peer Health Coach Program

Duren-Winfield, Vanessa; Nance, Kimya; Onsomu, Elijah O.; Valentine, Peggy; McKenzie, Michael; Roberts, Arthur
January 2011
Journal of Community Engagement & Higher Education;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Special section p1
Academic Journal
Few studies have investigated the role Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students can play in addressing chronic diseases among themselves, their peers, and local community. An overview of a peer health promotion education strategy is provided. Ten students completed an eight-week health disparities curriculum while providing health information and screening to 1,525 campus and community residents. A description of the program and recommendations are provided. Findings support the need for peer student health educators in HBCUs as a model to improve campus and community health outcomes.


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