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There are Top 20 lists for music, books and for articles written about lay health advisors, as reported by the BioMedLib “Who is Publishing in My Domain?” journal.

UNC faculty have authored the top four articles ever written about lay health advisors. Jo Anne Earp, ScD, and Geni Eng, DrPH, both professors of health behavior in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, led groundbreaking programs engaging lay health advisors to increase awareness about breast cancer in African-American communities in North Carolina. Their programs were recognized and used nationally as models for other efforts.

Other UNC authors on these papers include: Alexis Moore, Mary Altpeter, Irene Tessaro,

The articles are:

List 1: Top 20 Articles, in the Domain of Article 9247823, Since its Publication (1997)

1. Lay health advisors: a strategy for getting the word out about breast cancer.
Earp JA, Viadro CI, Vincus AA, Altpeter M, Flax V, Mayne L, Eng E.
Health Educ Behav; 1997 Aug;24(4):432-51.
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2. What lay health advisors do: An evaluation of advisors’ activities.
Earp JA, Flax VL.
Cancer Pract; 1999 Jan-Feb;7(1):16-21.
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3. Counseled women’s perspectives on their interactions with lay health advisors: a feasibility study.
Flax VL, Earp JL.
Health Educ Res; 1999 Feb;14(1):15-24.
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4. Taking the transtheoretical model into the field: a curriculum for lay health advisors.
Kobetz E, Vatalaro K, Moore A, Earp JA.
Health Promot Pract; 2005 Jul;6(3):329-37.
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