01 Sep Washington University Receives a $2,460,949 Grant from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Washington University recently received a grant for $2,460,949 from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Special Emphasis Panel to research the dissemination and implementation of an evidence-based pediatric weight management program for use by low-income families.
The grant will provide funding to package and test an evidence-based pediatric weight management intervention (PWMI) program titled “Family-based Behavioral Treatment (FBT)” in rural and urban settings to increase access to this effective treatment among low-income families with children 5 to 12 years of age.
The proposed project brings together a multi-sector team of collaborators, with expertise in behavioral science, community-based implementation science, pediatrics, technology, health services, and health economics. This multi-sector team will package and pilot test FBT for the treatment of pediatric obesity in two sites, representing both rural and urban settings, towards the goal of increasing access to this evidence-based, effective treatment among low-income families with children ages 5 to 12.