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Volume 8: No. 2, March 2011

Development of a Community-Based Participatory Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention to Address Disparities, Arkansas, 2008-2009

In June 2008, IRB approval was received. July 2008 was the funding start date. August 2008 was when community partners received IRB training. In September 2008, Research 101 training began with community partners. In October 2008, an informational brochure for the lay health advisor arm was developed. In December 2008, a PowerPoint presentation for the lay health advisor arm was developed. Lay advisor training and role model training took place in January 2009, and role model training continued in February 2009. In March 2009, PowerPoint presentations were developed for the health professional arm and the control arm. In April 2009, an assessment instrument was developed, and training with community partners began. Training continued in May, when informational brochures were chosen for the control and health professional arms. In January 2010, materials developed with community partners received IRB approval and were pilot tested. The randomized controlled trial started in August 2010.

Figure. Timetable of major milestones, Empowering Communities for Life program, Mississippi and St. Francis Counties, Arkansas. Abbreviation: IRB, institutional review board.

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