COVID-19 Testing in African American Churches Using a Faith-Health- Academic Partnership.
Increasing access to COVID-19 testing in influential, accessible community settings is needed to address COVID-19 disparities among African Americans. We describe COVID-19 testing intervention approaches conducted in Kansas City, Missouri, African American churches via a faith-health-academic partnership. Trained faith leaders promoted COVID-19 testing with church and community members by implementing multilevel interventions using a tailored toolkit and standard education information. The local health department conducted more than 300 COVID-19 tests during or after Sunday church services and outreach ministry activities.
American journal of public health
Humans; African Americans; Health Promotion; COVID-19 Testing; COVID-19; Organizations
African Americans; Health Promotion; COVID-19 Testing; COVID-19; Organizations
Berkley-Patton J, Thompson CB, Templeton T, et al. COVID-19 Testing in African American Churches Using a Faith-Health- Academic Partnership. Am J Public Health. 2022;112(S9):S887-S891. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2022.306981