Background: Faith-based interventions hold promise for promoting health in ethnic minority
populations. To date, however, few of these interventions have used a community-based participa-
tory research (CBPR) approach, have targeted both physical activity and healthy eating, and have
focused on structural changes in the church.
Purpose: To report the results of a group randomized CBPR intervention targeting physical activity
and healthy eating in African-American churches.
Authors: Cheryl Addy, PhD, Meghan Baruth, PhD, Margaret Condrasky, EdD, Marsha Dowda, DrPH, Rebecca Evans, MDiv, Deborah Kinnard, Marilyn Laken, PhD, Allen Parrott, DMin, Tatiana Warren, MS, Sara Wilcox, PhD, Lakisha Zimmerman, MSW, MA