Tailoring Health Interventions: An Approach for Working with African American Churches to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

  • Marlyn Allicock
  • Marci Kramish Campbell
  • Joan Walsh


African Americans continue to experience disproportionately high rates of mortality and morbidity due to cancer. Understanding the issues, addressing the causes, and improving survival rates among African Americans will require a composite of strategies. Approaches that address the unique barriers, beliefs, and concerns of African Americans are needed.


Colorectal Cancer Screening Church Member African American Church Fecal Occult Blood Testing Screening Cancer Health Disparity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlyn Allicock
    • 1
  • Marci Kramish Campbell
    • 2
  • Joan Walsh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public HealthUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public HealthUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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