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Evaluation

Comprando Rico y Sano

woman buying fruit at a grocery storeComprando Rico y Sano

Funded by: National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dates: 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

Escalera Education participants group pictureEscalera Education

Funded by: National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dates: 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

woman buying vegetables at grocery story with her daughterDe Compras con Salud y Sabor

Funded by: 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.

Mujer Sana: Familia Fuerte

woman talking to a doctor or nurseMujer Sana: Familia Fuerte

Funded by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dates: 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

man discussing a piece of paper with a doctorViviendo Saludable: Type 2 Diabetes Education

Funded by: Humana and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dates: 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

tool kit cover design with two pictures of the same coupleDe Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión

Funded by: Eli Lilly and Company & National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dates: 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

Tool kit art of a family connect by DNAFamily Health History

Funded by: National Human Genome Research Institute National Institutes of Health and National Council of La Raza

Dates: 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.

Cuidemos Nuestra Salud

Tool kit design with pictures of latinos doing healthy activities like exercising and buying fruitsCuidemos Nuestra Salud

Funded by: Pepsi Company and National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dates: 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.