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Using CBPR to Develop a One-Stop Shop for Prostate Cancer Education and Screening
Journal of Cancer Education (2011)
  • Levi Ross, Georgia Southern University
  • Jarrett Johnson
  • Willie Underwood III
  • T. Alford

Background: Traditionally, prostate cancer pre-screening education and screening tests are offered to men at different times and at different locations. Offering education and screening asynchronously creates a barrier for men who have been educated and are motivated to undergo screening. Other barriers that prevent motivated men from obtaining screening are financial costs and screening being offered at times that are inconvenient. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to the describe how community-academic partners utilized a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to plan and execute a one-stop prostate cancer education and screening event for high-risk, African-American men in Buffalo, NY. Partners: The community-academic partners for this initiative were the Minorities Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate (MAN UP) cancer awareness advocates, members from grassroots organizations, local politicians, religious leaders, and behavioral scientists and clinicians from Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Planning: All partners had desired levels of representation on the event feasibility and planning committees. Feasibility and planning committee members were responsible for: determining local cancer needs, identifying community assets, identifying culturally appropriate partners, developing a plan to pool shared resources, and executing and evaluating the one-stop event. Results: Fifty-five men were educated and thirty-five were screened. Of those who were screened, 83% were African American. Nearly all men screened (97%) received both a PSA test and a DRE. Conclusion: CBPR is a useful framework for synchronizing and delivering prostate cancer prevention and control services to urban-dwelling African-American men. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of lessons learned and plans for next steps

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Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Willie Underwood III and T. Alford. "Using CBPR to Develop a One-Stop Shop for Prostate Cancer Education and Screening" Journal of Cancer Education Vol. 27 Iss. 3 (2011)
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