BARRIERS TO HEALTH PROMOTION IN AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN WITH HYPERTENSION.

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      African-American men suffering disproportionately from hypertension relative to persons in other racial or ethnic groups. A genetic predisposition for hypertension, socioeconomic factors, and other barriers influence health outcomes for this population. The Office of Minority Health has an action plan to diminish racial disparities in ethnic minorities. Unified efforts are needed to reduce disparities among ethnic minorities and the Affordable Care Act will influence future health promotion efforts in minority care. The Health Belief Model offers a theoretical basis for health promotion activities in AfricanAmerican men with its key constructs of perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, cues to action, and self-efficacy [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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