This research study seeks to investigate what relationships exist between preventative health and health promotion, and knowledge of or access to these resources by low income and more specifically African American populations. Through experimental research the study is looking to see if these variables increase or decrease the outcomes of Chronic issues and diseases and issues within these populations. The research will gather information from established reputable journals and scholarly articles, in conjunction with a survey given to a number of selected and voluntary participants. The selection of individuals will be reflective of the population at large. More specifically, since the research is focusing only on the African American community, the participants will be selected based on incomes reflective of the average median African American population with in the United States. This research will attempt to randomly survey 30-50 African American participants to gather finding and analyze the responses of these individuals. If the research findings are in fact correct and consistent, the study aims to reduces chronic occurrences, raise awareness, and empower individuals to positively promote healthy living, and lifestyle change. It also aims to reduce the economic strain related to the healthcare costs, and treatment needed for individuals with Chronic issues and diseases.

Keywords: Preventative care, health promotion, Chronic disease, Health disparities, Low income, African American, Minority, Cancer, Diabetes, Over fat, overweight, High blood pressure,

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2021

Senior Project Advisor

George Barton

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health & Exercise Studies

Document Type