Principal Investigator: Guadalupe X. Ayala, PhD, MPH
Project Funding Period: 07/01/2007-06/30/2011
Entre Familia is a study that involves a partnership between IBACH and Clínicas de Salud Del Pueblo, Inc. a private, non-profit corporation providing comprehensive primary care services to residents throughout Imperial and Riverside Counties CA. We are identifying 360 Latino families from Imperial County, and are randomly assigning them to intervention or control conditions. The intervention consists of weekly home visits by a community health worker (promotora) who works with the family to explore healthy eating and related topics. The primary outcome is mother’s dietary intake. Secondary outcomes include parenting and family relations related to eating, as well as the dietary behaviors of the children and husband/partner. Intervention effectiveness will be evaluated through family surveys at baseline, immediately after intervention (approximately four months from baseline) and at 6 months post-intervention.
Veronica A. Serrano