Establishing the Wellness Ministry: A Collaborative Health Initiative Realized

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154365
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Presentation
Title:
Establishing the Wellness Ministry: A Collaborative Health Initiative Realized
Abstract:
Establishing the Wellness Ministry: A Collaborative Health Initiative Realized
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Robinson, Bridget K., MSN, RN, RRT
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Alabama College of Nursing
Title:Clinical Assistant Professor
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2002) African Americans between the ages of 20-74 were 65.2% more likely to suffer from obesity. The CDC also reports that 16 percent (over 9 million young people) of children and teens aged 6?19 years are considered overweight. The above statistics are supported by research that also suggests a more rapid rise in the rate of obesity among individuals that reside in rural areas. Obesity increases the risk of a great variety of serious diseases including heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and psychosocial disorders. In this age of over stressed, over worked, and over eating Americans; society must focus on efforts which promote health for the entire family. The small congregation of St. John African Methodist Episcopal(AME) Church in Kushla, Alabama has approximately 100 members and over 20% of them suffer from obesity and either diabetes or hypertension. A very simple health initiative centered on increasing activity and dietary awareness was implemented within this congregation in an effort to facilitate a shift in the paradigm of the communities? health attitude. This observational research project outlines the initial setup and follows the progress of the Wellness Ministry in the St. John AME church in rural Mobile County.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEstablishing the Wellness Ministry: A Collaborative Health Initiative Realizeden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154365-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Establishing the Wellness Ministry: A Collaborative Health Initiative Realized</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Robinson, Bridget K., MSN, RN, RRT</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Alabama College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bkrobinson@usouthal.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2002) African Americans between the ages of 20-74 were 65.2% more likely to suffer from obesity. The CDC also reports that 16 percent (over 9 million young people) of children and teens aged 6?19 years are considered overweight. The above statistics are supported by research that also suggests a more rapid rise in the rate of obesity among individuals that reside in rural areas. Obesity increases the risk of a great variety of serious diseases including heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and psychosocial disorders. In this age of over stressed, over worked, and over eating Americans; society must focus on efforts which promote health for the entire family. The small congregation of St. John African Methodist Episcopal(AME) Church in Kushla, Alabama has approximately 100 members and over 20% of them suffer from obesity and either diabetes or hypertension. A very simple health initiative centered on increasing activity and dietary awareness was implemented within this congregation in an effort to facilitate a shift in the paradigm of the communities? health attitude. This observational research project outlines the initial setup and follows the progress of the Wellness Ministry in the St. John AME church in rural Mobile County.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:56:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:56:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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