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Journal of Christian Nursing

December 2012, Volume 29 Number 4 , p 222 - 227

Authors

  • Lynn A. Maitlen
  • Amie M. Bockstahler
  • Anne E. Belcher

Abstract

ABSTRACTParish nurses contribute to community health through the expertise and programming they provide to and through faith communities. Application of community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles helps develop, implement, and evaluate effective community interventions. University graduate students partnered with a Hospital Parish Nurse Program (HPNP) in an urban community to provide assessment data in a CBPR project that led the HPNP to focus resources and interventions on high obesity rates. The HPNP utilized data to write grant proposals to expand community services to impact obesity.

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