Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention Program

Project: Research project

Project Details


Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention Program Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention Program This scope of work is to develop and test the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of Viva Maryvale!, a family-focused, culturally-grounded diabetes prevention program for Latino women, children, and their families at high risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D). This collaborative endeavor brings together four well-established, non-profit organizations to address a major public health challenge in a vulnerable and underserved population. Partnering institutions include Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (MIHS) which will serve as the medical home, the Maryvale Family YMCA who will deliver the physical activity program and serve as the site for intervention delivery, the St. Vincent de Paul Medical & Dental Clinic (SVdP) Family Wellness Program who has extensive expertise in developing and delivering culturally-grounded lifestyle curriculum for Latino families, and Arizona State University (ASU) who will serve as the vendor to manage inter-institutional coordination, project evaluation, and dissemination of findings. The evidenced-based lifestyle intervention will be delivered by bilingual/bicultural health educators and will integrate culturally tailored nutrition education with physical activity. The goals of the project are to improve 1) health behaviors (nutrition and physical activity), 2) health outcomes (obesity and diabetes risk factors), 3) family functioning, and 4) inter-institutional collaboration. The long-term vision for this collaboration is to integrate culturally-grounded, community-based health promotion with medical care to prevent T2D among high-risk Latino women, children, and their families from vulnerable communities. Recruitment and enrollment of 20 families from a medical home to the family-based diabetes prevention program; Delivery of the curriculum to 20 families; Utilization of electronic health records (EHR) for panel and population management, prevention and linkage to community-based, as well as services for primary prevention education and support.
Effective start/end date10/1/1512/31/17


  • Arizona Department of Health Services: $149,998.00


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