Methods: This is a simple descriptive study where women were asked during a pre-intervention screening survey about how they learned about the study. Univariate and bivariate analyses were conducted using STATA 10.
Results: Sixty-one (43%) of the 141 women were African American, 38% were Hispanic, and 15% were White. The women were 18 to 55 years of age (mean =31 years), 73% had household income less than $20,000.00. Most of the recruitment was done through community health workers (28.4%) and flyers distributed from house to house in the neighborhoods (27.7%). Fifteen percent of the women heard about the study through community-based agencies. The most successful means of recruitment among African American was through the community health workers, and through flyers distributed in the neighborhoods for Hispanic and White women
Conclusions: Partnership within the neighborhoods through active involvement of resident community health workers and local agencies are successful means of recruiting low-income women from ethnic minority group into a community-based health promotion program.