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Table 4 Church willingness to conduct selected activities (N = 100)

From: Organizational readiness for wellness promotion – a survey of 100 African American church leaders in South Los Angeles

Activity (10 point scale from not willing (1) to extremely willing (10) M ± S.D.
Distribute print information on various health topics 9.5 ± 1.3
Plan and conduct a health fair at your church 9.3 ± 1.3
Partner with an academic institution to promote health 9.3 ± 1.5
Host a speaker and advertise the event at your church 9.2 ± 1.5
Survey or debrief parishioners to determine the success of a wellness activity 9.0 ± 1.7
Conduct a survey with parishioners to identify health concerns 8.9 ± 1.6
Host a health program at your church and help to recruit members, but the program itself would be delivered by an outside expert 8.9 ± 1.6
Promote health as part of a research study 8.8 ± 1.8
Identify volunteers who would be trained to provide counseling 8.5 ± 2.1
Ask church members to give a testimonial 8.3 ± 2.0
Raise funds to support a wellness activity at your church 8.2 ± 2.2
Regularly incorporate health messages into the sermon 8.1 ± 2.1
Institute policies regarding the food that can be served at church 7.7 ± 2.4
Incorporate 5–10 min exercise breaks into church activities 7.1 ± 2.6
  1. Mean ± Standard deviation; only shown for all churches combined since there were no significant differences by church size