Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
This report describes in detail the activities accomplished for my independent project in Wilson County. My project consisted of creating a lay health advisor training manual for African American males in the town of Wilson. Within the town of Wilson there is a fourteen contiguous block area that reports the highest incidences of STDs in North Carolina. To compliment the Sexually Transmitted Epidemic Prevention (STEP) Project, whose target population were African American women, my project focused on the African American male residents within the area. African American males between the agest of 18 to 35 were recruited for interviews and focus groups to help form the foundation of the training manual, test the concepts used, and inquire about the feasibility of a lay health advisor approach with this population.