Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
This report will cover the planning and implementation for PHAAC (Promoting Health in the African American Community) conference of 1997 in Raleigh, Wake County. This is the third annual conference since PHAAC's inception in 1995. PHAAC, spearheaded by the office of Minority Affairs at the School of Nursing, is a partnership between the School of Nursing, State's Office Minority Health at the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, and The Interdenominational Usher's Association of North Carolina. The Interdenominational Usher's Association of North Carolina is an association of black churches of various denominations unique to North Carolina. The first PHAAC conference was held at Durham in 1995. The second PHAAC conference was in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1996. With the exception of the first conference, a Health Committee of congregation members that was established by the Ushers Association chooses the health topics for PHAAC conferences. The topics for the first conference were chosen from a focus group meeting with Usher Association members.