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Adolescent and Child Health
01-01 “Girls take charge”: A CBPR program at Girls Inc. Omaha
J.R. Mathews1, E. Mwaja2, T.L. Mathews1, A. Bland3, D. Fraction3, J. Graves3, J. Graves3, M. Hatatule3, A. Jones3, P. Moore3, A. Nolan3, S. Turner3
1Munroe-Meyer Institute/University of Nebraska Medical Center, Psychology, Omaha, United States, 2Girls Incorporated of Omaha, Omaha, United States, 3‘Girls Take Charge’, Girls Inc. of Omaha, Omaha, United States
Issues: Health disparities remain a major concern in urban communities. Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) has been shown to be an effective strategy for involving urban communities in tackling their own concerns. Teaching youth to implement CBPR has the potential to impact both the community and the youth themselves.
Description: Girls Incorporated is a national after-school program that states as its mission to inspire all girls to be “strong, smart, and bold”. A total of 9 African-American girls, ages 13–15, from Girls Inc. Omaha, whi ...