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Volume 8: No. 6, November 2011

Feasibility of an Evidence-Based Weight Loss Intervention for a Faith-Based, Rural, African American Population

October 2005: Faith Task Force formed.

January 2006: Health assessment survey.

October 2007: Received National Institutes of Health funding.

January 2008: Institutional review board approved; draft intervention materials developed.

March 2008: Focus group guide developed.

MayJuly 2008: Focus groups conducted.

July 2009: Focus groups conducted; focus group data analyzed.

August 2009: WORD leaders recruited.

October 2009: Intervention materials finalized.

December 2009: WORD leader training conducted.

January 2010: Data collectors trained; participants recruited; baseline assessment conducted; intervention implemented.

May 2010: Follow-up assessment conducted.

March 2011: Intervention results disseminated.

Figure. The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance) Intervention Time Line, Arkansas, 2010.

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