A multilevel intervention with African American churches to enhance adoption of point-of-care HIV and diabetes testing, 2014-2018

Gina M. Wingood, Danielle Lambert, Tiffaney Renfro, Mohammed Ali, Ralph Joseph DiClemente

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Abstract

We describe a multilevel intervention to enhance adoption of point-of-care HIV and diabetes testing at church health fairs in Atlanta, Georgia. Church leaders viewed a leadership video and subsequently conducted social activities that support testing. After the multilevel intervention, a third of churches hosted HIV and diabetes health fairs, and church leaders engaged in more social activities. Of 193 attendees receiving health services, 56.6% received HIV testing and 92.7% received diabetes testing. This implementation science approach could reduce HIV and diabetes disparities among African Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S141-S144
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume109
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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