RESTORE Health Equity Research Network Projects
All RESTORE (Addressing Social Determinants to Prevent Hypertension) Health Equity Research Network projects are based on the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities research framework that conceptualizes factors influencing minority health and health disparities at multiple levels and domains of influence. Each project is testing an implementation strategy that engages individuals in the community—such as churches, barbershops, or mobile vans—or clinical settings, and then assists, supports, and links participants to community resources that will help them address adverse social determinants of health, adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, and lower blood pressure.
Investigators are testing five scalable, sustainable projects to overcome barriers and translate evidence-based interventions for hypertension prevention in Black communities across the United States.
Our RESTORE Network Coordinating Center at NYU Langone’s Institute for Excellence in Health Equity is supporting these projects and training new scientists in health equity and hypertension research. We are disseminating findings to community stakeholders, health systems, and policymakers to help identify the best strategies to implement in their communities.
Community-to-Clinic Implementation Program (CLIP)
The CLIP team is recruiting Black men with elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension from barbershops in New York City and testing if connecting them to primary care and lifestyle resources lowers blood pressure.
Principal investigator: Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
For more information, please contact Dr. Ravenell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity in Prevention and Progression of Hypertension by Addressing Barriers to Nutrition and Physical Activity (EPIPHANY)
The EPIPHANY team is recruiting Black adults with elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension from churches in rural Alabama and testing if hypertension education, online cooking and exercise classes, and peer support lower blood pressure.
Principal investigator: Andrea Cherrington, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham
For more information, please contact Dr. Cherrington at email@example.com.
Linkage, Empowerment, and Access to Prevent Hypertension (LEAP-HTN)
The LEAP-HTN team is recruiting Black adults with elevated blood pressure in Detroit using mobile health units (vans) and testing if deploying community health workers who offer care including social services and lifestyle resources lowers blood pressure.
Principal investigator: Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, Wayne State University
For more information, please contact Dr. Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groceries for Black Residents to Stop Hypertension (GOFRESH)
The GOFRESH team is recruiting Black adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension from Boston food deserts and testing if home-delivered groceries and coaching by dieticians lower blood pressure.
Principal investigator: Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
For more information, please contact Dr. Juraschek at email@example.com.
Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring Linked with Community Health Workers to Improve Blood Pressure (LINKED-BP)
The LINKED-BP team is recruiting patients with elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension from Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Maryland and testing if home blood pressure monitoring and lifestyle coaching lower blood pressure.
Principal investigator: Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, Johns Hopkins University
Learn more about the RESTORE projects.