Faculty Leadership: 
Community Partners: 
Beauty Salons, Barber Shops

Project Goals

To understand:

  • What are the health and health behavior support networks of African American women?
  • What are the physical activity support networks of African American women?
    • Does the structure of the networks vary by age?
  • Do African American women who are more active have a more supportive physical activity support network than women who are less active?
    • Is there a difference in these support networks by age?

Service: none

Research: questionnaire, in-depth interviews, anthropometry, physical activity assessment

Student training opportunities: Students will assist with the design, data collection and analysis

Funding: SHAPE is a sub-study as part of the P20 funding the Center for Health Equity