When looking at the number of African Americans suffering with diabetes, it is quite evident that traditional methods such as providing pamphlets or videos on diabetes have been unsuccessful when implemented as the only strategy. Community-based interventions have been documented in the literature as being successful and can have compelling influences on beliefs and health care behaviors. By recognizing the community as an excellent conduit through which diabetes education, health promotion, and preventive health care interventions can occur, can reduce diabetes disparities globally. Therefore, the purpose of this manuscript is to examine community-based health promotion literature relevant to African Americans with diabetes which contributes to the science of community-based nursing.
Goode, Pandora PhD, DNP, FNP-C; Bartlett, Robin PhD, RN-BC; and Wallace, Debra PhD, RN, FAAN
"The Value of Diabetes Self-Management Programs for African Americans in Community-Based Settings: A Review of the Literature,"
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijfcn/vol3/iss1/3