Disseminating and Implementing Behavioral Chronic Disease Management Programs through Black Greek Letter Organizations
Principal Investigator: Chivon A. Mingo, Ph.D., Gerontology Institute
Co-Investigators/Mentors: Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH, Georgia State University, School of Public Health
Tamara A. Baker, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Department of Psychology
Juliet Iwelunmor, Ph.D., St. Louis University, College for Public Health and Social Justice
Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, NYU Langone, Department of Population Health, Center for Healthful Behavior Change
This study is supported by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute and Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
Type: Sub-award (2R25HL105444-09)
Principal Investigator: Girardin Jean-Louis, Ph.D., Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD
The organizational readiness for change theory posits that when organizations in need of collective behavior change have high levels of readiness, successful implementation of the change is likely to occur. The goal of this study is to evaluate organizational readiness of Black Greek Letter Organizations s to implement and disseminate Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs as a mechanism for mitigating chronic disease related health and healthcare disparities disproportionately plaguing aging African Americans.
Using a mixed methods research design, this research aims to;
- To evaluate BGLOs organizational readiness to widely spread (i.e., reach) health education/promotion, programs and services to African Americans
- To evaluate BGLOs organizational readiness to adopt, implement, and sustain an evidenced-based CDSME program
- To identify barriers and facilitators to implementing an evidenced-based CDSME program within the existing infrastructure of BGLOs
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