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    Familias Unidas (United Families): Pre-diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment

    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
    May 1, 2015 – Feb. 1, 2016
    Under the leadership of the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and in collaboration with St. Mary Medical Center, we support the planing and development of a patient-centered, community-informed proposal to compare effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat pre-diabetes among Latinos in Long Beach.

  • Comprando Rico y Sano

    National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

    Feb. 15, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2016
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project to train community health workers to implement a randomized control trial with 10 sites across the country to test the effectiveness of a nutrition education and SNAP enrollment program.

  • Escalera Education

    National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    2014 – 2015
    The Center research team assisted with formative research for the Escalera and Escalera STEM initiatives. Focus groups were conducted and survey data was collected from Escalera providers and participants to assess program effectiveness, involvement, and satisfaction.

  • De Compras con Salud y Sabor

    General Mills and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project which aimed to assess the effectiveness of a store tour and group education sessions to increase nutrition knowledge, self-efficacy for purchasing health food products and maintaining a healthy weight. A total of 1,409 adults from three community-based organizations in Los Angeles, Tucson, and Houston participated in the intervention.

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    Mujer Sana: Familia Fuerte

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 31, 2014
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project to design an intervention intended to improve Latinas’ cervical cancer prevention knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy to obtain a Pap test, and
    intention to get tested.

  • Viviendo Saludable: Type 2 Diabetes Education

    Humana and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    2011 – 2012
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project. It aimed to recruit and enroll Latino older adults with Type 2 diabetes to engage in group education sessions to improve glucose control by increasing
    diabetes self-management knowledge, self-efficacy, reducing barriers, and promoting glucose testing and regular doctor visits. A total of 109 participants from a community site in San Antonio enrolled in the study.

  • De Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión

    Eli Lilly and Company & National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    Aug. 1, 2007 – July 30, 2009
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project conducted with three community-based organizations in Union City, Miami and El Paso. The purpose of the project was to conduct formative research to develop a depression intervention project for older Latino adults. A total of 380 Latinos participated in the study.

  • Family Health History

    National Human Genome Research Institute National Institutes of Health and National Council of La Raza
    2007 – 2008
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project to test the effectiveness of the NCLR promotores de salud (lay health educators) model to increase the genetic literacy of Latino populations using a family health history approach. The project was implemented at two community sites in Washington D.C. and Oakland.

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    Cuidemos Nuestra Salud

    Pepsi Company and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    2007 – 2009
    The Center evaluated this NCLR-led project which aimed to increase nutrition knowledge, improve dietary intake, and promote physical acticty with more than 6,000 Latino adults at six different sites accross the country.