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dc.contributor.authorBorg, Amy
dc.contributor.authorHaughton, Christina
dc.contributor.authorKane, Kevin J.
dc.contributor.authorLemon, Stephenie C.
dc.contributor.authorPbert, Lori
dc.contributor.authorLi, Wenjun
dc.contributor.authorRosal, Milagros C.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:18.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:03:49Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:03:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-03
dc.date.submitted2018-05-16
dc.identifier.citation<p>2017 Prevention Research Center Annual Meeting</p>
dc.identifier.doi10.13028/b04e-bn97
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/44509
dc.description.abstractHealthy Kids & Families, the applied research project of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center, is testing the impact of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families overcome barriers to childhood obesity prevention. The intervention addresses social, environmental, and family issues that may pose as barriers to healthy choices. The intervention is compared to a comparison condition consisting of a CHW-delivered intervention aimed at helping families improve positive parenting skills. The intervention and comparison condition are identical in format, Both use multiple delivery modalities to maintain novelty and prevent attrition/burden. These include home visits, telephone contacts, print (literacy sensitive newsletters), social media (Facebook), and community events. Parents and children will complete scheduled assessments at baseline, 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-month follow-up. Study participants are 240 parent-child dyads recruited from nine elementary schools. Inclusion criteria include: adult and their K-6th grade children attending a participating school, have access to a telephone, speak English or Spanish, and plan to live in the neighborhood for at least two years. Exclusion criteria include medical condition or advice from a doctor that precludes the child from walking or eating fruits and vegetables. Healthy Kids & Families is being implemented in racial/ethnically diverse underserved communities in Worcester, Massachusetts. Funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it involves a partnership between UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center of UMass Medical School, the Worcester Public Schools, and Oak Hill Community Development Corporation.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCopyright the Authors
dc.subjectHealthy Kids & Families
dc.subjectUS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
dc.subjectUMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
dc.subjectWorcester Public Schools
dc.subjectOak Hill Community Development Corporation
dc.subjectcommunity health workers
dc.subjectchildhood obesity
dc.subjectBehavioral Medicine
dc.subjectBehavior and Behavior Mechanisms
dc.subjectCommunity Health
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectFamily, Life Course, and Society
dc.subjectNutritional and Metabolic Diseases
dc.subjectPreventive Medicine
dc.subjectPublic Health Education and Promotion
dc.subjectRace and Ethnicity
dc.titleHealthy Kids & Families: Overcoming Social, Environmental and Family Barriers to Childhood Obesity
dc.typePoster
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&amp;context=prc_presentations&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/prc_presentations/6
dc.identifier.contextkey12136774
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T17:03:50Z
html.description.abstract<p>Healthy Kids & Families, the applied research project of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center, is testing the impact of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families overcome barriers to childhood obesity prevention. The intervention addresses social, environmental, and family issues that may pose as barriers to healthy choices. The intervention is compared to a comparison condition consisting of a CHW-delivered intervention aimed at helping families improve positive parenting skills. The intervention and comparison condition are identical in format, Both use multiple delivery modalities to maintain novelty and prevent attrition/burden. These include home visits, telephone contacts, print (literacy sensitive newsletters), social media (Facebook), and community events. Parents and children will complete scheduled assessments at baseline, 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-month follow-up. Study participants are 240 parent-child dyads recruited from nine elementary schools. Inclusion criteria include: adult and their K-6th grade children attending a participating school, have access to a telephone, speak English or Spanish, and plan to live in the neighborhood for at least two years. Exclusion criteria include medical condition or advice from a doctor that precludes the child from walking or eating fruits and vegetables. Healthy Kids & Families is being implemented in racial/ethnically diverse underserved communities in Worcester, Massachusetts. Funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it involves a partnership between UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center of UMass Medical School, the Worcester Public Schools, and Oak Hill Community Development Corporation.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathprc_presentations/6
dc.contributor.departmentPrevention Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine


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