Next Article in Journal
A Sequential Path Model Testing: Emotional Intelligence, Resilient Coping and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms during Unemployment
Next Article in Special Issue
Examining Cervical Cancer Preventive Behaviors for Latinx Transmasculine Individuals among Medical Students
Previous Article in Journal
Association between Friends’ Use of Nicotine and Cannabis and Intake of both Substances among Adolescents
Previous Article in Special Issue
Mentoring New and Early-Stage Investigators and Underrepresented Minority Faculty for Research Success in Health-Related Fields: An Integrative Literature Review (2010–2020)
Article

Twenty Years of Leading the Way among Cohort Studies in Community-Driven Outreach and Engagement: Jackson State University/Jackson Heart Study

1
Jackson Heart Study, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 2900B, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
2
Jackson Heart Study, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
3
Jackson Heart Study, Community Outreach Center, Community Representative, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(2), 696; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020696
Received: 23 November 2020 / Revised: 26 December 2020 / Accepted: 13 January 2021 / Published: 15 January 2021
Background: History has recorded the tremendous concerns and apprehension expressed by African Americans about participating in research studies. This review enumerates the collaborative techniques that were utilized by the Jackson State University (JSU) Jackson Heart Study (JHS) community-focused team to facilitate recruitment and retention of the JHS cohort and to implement health education and health promotion in the JHS communities. Methods: This review describes the evolution of the JSU JHS community initiatives, an innovative community-driven operation, during the period 1999–2018. Results: JSU JHS community-focused investigators published approximately 20 manuscripts, including community-led research and publications with community lead authors and co-authors, research and publications in collaboration with other JHS staff, through other JSU-funded projects. The JSU JHS community-focused unit also initiated the JHS Community Training Activities, developed the Community Health Advisory Network (CHAN), and trained and certified 137 Community Health Advisors. In addition, the JSU JHS community-focused unit developed the Collaborative Community Science Model (CCSM) that symbolized its approach to community engagement and outreach, and a Trust Scale for ascertaining African Americans’ willingness to engage in biomedical research collaborations. Conclusion: This review offers educators, public health professionals, and research investigators a useful starting point for the development, selection, or improvement of techniques to motivate, inspire, and engage community residents in a community–academia partnership that yielded maximum benefits in the areas of health education, health promotion and interventions, and biomedical research. Substantial, meaningful community engagement is possible when prioritizing elimination of health disparities and long-term improvement in health care access in the target populations. View Full-Text
Keywords: partnership; community-based participatory research; Jackson Heart Study; engagement; recruitment and retention partnership; community-based participatory research; Jackson Heart Study; engagement; recruitment and retention
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Addison, C.; Campbell Jenkins, B.W.; White, M.; Thigpen Odom, D.; Fortenberry, M.; Wilson, G.; McCoy, P.; Young, L.; Woodberry, C.; Herron, K.; Clark, J.; Payton, M.; LaVigne, D.A. Twenty Years of Leading the Way among Cohort Studies in Community-Driven Outreach and Engagement: Jackson State University/Jackson Heart Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 696. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020696

AMA Style

Addison C, Campbell Jenkins BW, White M, Thigpen Odom D, Fortenberry M, Wilson G, McCoy P, Young L, Woodberry C, Herron K, Clark J, Payton M, LaVigne DA. Twenty Years of Leading the Way among Cohort Studies in Community-Driven Outreach and Engagement: Jackson State University/Jackson Heart Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(2):696. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020696

Chicago/Turabian Style

Addison, Clifton, Brenda W. Campbell Jenkins, Monique White, Darcel Thigpen Odom, Marty Fortenberry, Gregory Wilson, Pamela McCoy, Lavon Young, Clevette Woodberry, Kathryn Herron, Jermal Clark, Marinelle Payton, and Donna A. LaVigne 2021. "Twenty Years of Leading the Way among Cohort Studies in Community-Driven Outreach and Engagement: Jackson State University/Jackson Heart Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 2: 696. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020696

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop