Champions for Outreach and Advocacy for Campus and Community Health: A College-Based Peer Health Coach Program.

Vanessa Duren-Winfield, Kimya Nance, Elijah O Onsomu, Peggy Valentine, Michael McKenzie, Arthur Robers


Few studies have investigated the role Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students can play in addressing chronic diseases among themselves, their peers and local community.  An overview of a peer health promotion education strategy is provided.  Ten students completed an eight-week health disparities curriculum while providing health information and screening to1,525 campus and community residents.  A description of the program and recommendations are provided.  Findings support the need for peer student health educators in HBCUs as a model to improve campus and community health outcomes.

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