Parents and Children Together Preventing Diabetes

What we are studying

In response to the growing threat of obesity on the health of American children, specifically African American children, this research study is being done to develop a program to educate and motivate African American families to improve health behavior for obesity reduction and diabetes prevention. This project is a partnership with local YMCAs and Family Health Coaches from the YMCAs who will work one-on-one with families.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • African American
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 8 - 65

Eligibility Criteria

  • African American parents and their 8-10 year old children
  • At risk for developing diabetes

What is involved

  • Weekly hour-long meetings for 12 weeks


Parent and child will each receive $25 per data collection visit for total $75 each.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Erica Hale

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.