Community-Based Research

Counseling Older Americans to Control Hypertension (COACH) is a 5-year grant funded through a P60 award to the Center for Health of Urban Minorities at Columbia University. The grant will evaluate the effect of a senior center-based comprehensive therapeutic lifestyle intervention on blood pressure reduction. This two-arm randomized control trial will evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based comprehensive therapeutic lifestyle intervention in improving blood pressure, delivered through group classes and individual motivational interviewing sessions (MINT-TLC) versus a Control Condition (CC) in 250 Latino and African American seniors with uncontrolled hypertension.

PI: Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP
Sponsor: NIH/NCMHD P60 MD000206-09
Dates: 02/1/2008 – 1/31/2013

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Faith-Based Approaches in the Treatment of Hypertension (FAITH) is a 5-year R01 NHLBI funded grant to test the effect of a church-based lifestyle intervention delivered through group classes and motivational interviewing on blood pressure reduction in 400 African Americans with uncontrolled hypertension (BP>140/90 mm hg). The intervention, delivered through group classes and motivational interviewing (MINT-TLC) and led by Lay Health Advisors recruited from the churches will be compared to an attention control condition (CC). Twenty churches will be randomly assigned equally to either group.

PI: Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP
Sponsor: NIH/NHLBI R01 HL092860
Dates: 09/05/2009 – 6/30/2014

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Hypertension Screening and Control Program is a program to train teams of older adults living in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) and their affiliated nurses to take blood pressure and deliver lifestyle counseling to NORC residents with uncontrolled hypertension. This study will focus on providing sustainable skills so the study-trained NORC residents and nurses can continue to provide this service to NORC residents after the pilot study is complete.

PI: Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP
Sponsor: NYU Langone Medical Center, Program Development and Planning
Dates: 4/1/10-3/31/11

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Faith-based Approaches in the Treatment of Hypertension and Colon Cancer Prevention (FAITH-CRC) will simultaneously evaluate, in a cluster-randomized controlled trial, the effectiveness of two evidence-based interventions targeted at BP reduction and colorectal cancer screening in black men: a telephone-based lifestyle intervention to reduce blood pressure that utilizes motivational interviewing (MINT) versus a culturally-tailored patient navigation intervention to improve colon cancer screening. The target population will be black men aged >50 years with uncontrolled hypertension recruited from faith-based settings in central Harlem, New York City.

PI: Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS
Sponsor: NIH/NHLBI R01HL096946
Dates: 8/14/10-6/30/15

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 Multi-behavior Intervention to Increase Screening and Enhance Risk Reduction in Black Men (Mister-B) is a 5-year NIH/NCMHD R01 funded through a P60 award to Weill Medical College of Cornell University. This study will test the effectiveness of two evidence-based interventions for blood pressure reduction and colorectal cancer screening in African American men with uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) in need of CRC screening. The blood pressure intervention will involve a face-to-face counseling followed by telephone-based behavioral lifestyle counseling sessions targeted at blood pressure reduction, while the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening will involve culturally-targeted patient navigation. Mister-B has a project website: www.themenshealthinitiative.com

PI: Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS
Sponsor: NIH/NCMHD P60 MD003421-03
Dates: 7/25/2009-5/31/2014

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 NYU Prevention Research Center: Comparative Effectiveness Research Program is an ARRA-funded trial. This funding adds a third arm to the previously funded FAITH-CRC and MISTER-B trials and includes comparative-effectiveness analysis. The third arm is a combination of the MINT lifestyle intervention and the culturally targeted CRC patient navigation intervention. Approximately 240 Black men will be randomized to this arm in both FAITH-CRC and MISTER-B for a total N of 480 in the third arm.

Keep on Track: Insights for Community Health will lay the foundation for an evidence base for specific Personal Health Record functionalities and concurrent workflows for community-based blood pressure monitoring programs, empowered through consumer health IT, to implement core elements of the Chronic Care Model. Developing the feasibility and preliminary accounts of the effectiveness of this use case is an important step towards realizing the potential of consumer health IT to improve the effectiveness of health care for chronic disease and population health outcomes.

PI:Antoinette Schoenthaler, EdD
Sponsor:AHRQ R21HS020982
Dates:09/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

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