“Sharing Hope and Healing”: A Culturally Tailored Social Media Campaign to Promote Living Kidney Donation and Transplantation Among Native Americans

Rebecca K. Britt, Brian C. Britt, Jenn Anderson, Nancy Fahrenwald, Shana Harming

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Abstract

In this article, the authors discuss a community-based participatory research (CBPR)–driven and culturally tailored social media campaign to promote living kidney donation and transplantation (LKDT) serving Native American communities, who are disproportionately burdened by kidney failure. The effort represents a collaboration among researchers, tribal leaders and community members, medical centers, and other stakeholders to facilitate health promotion related to LKDT among the broader Native American community. Campaign objectives were collaboratively established by the researchers and stakeholders, and the campaign approach and materials were likewise developed in consultation with the community. The results indicated that the use of success stories about LKDT within campaign materials was a statistically significant predictors of heightened campaign engagement (p =.003, β =.223). Recommendations are offered for partnering with tribal communities and other stakeholders, as well as for building tailored health promotion strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Native American communities
  • community-based participatory research
  • living kidney donation and transplantation
  • social media campaign

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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