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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Integrating Childhood Obesity Prevention into Home Visitation Programs

Health Core ⟩

Principal Investigator: Sarah-Jeanne Salvy

Collaborators: Titus Galama (Antelope Valley Partners for Health)

Jul 2014 – Jun 2015

Total funding

This translational study will assess the feasibility, initial efficacy and cost-benefit of delivering a nutrition and physical activity module, named COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention at homE) to an established Home Visitation Program (HVP) curriculum. Home visitation programs provide in-home services to low-income mothers and their children, and address multiple areas of mother and child health, but they have yet to be tested as an effective infrastructure for obesity prevention in early childhood. This nine-month pilot study will be conducted in partnership with an established HVP in Antelope Valley (Calif.), and will provide the feasibility data required to secure funding from NIH to test the long-term implementation of COPE on early childhood obesity prevention.


Type Source Number Amount
Intramural Keck School of Medicine of USC / Southern California Clinical Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI): Community-Based Health Intervention Pilot Project Program SC CTSI (NIH / NCATS) 8 UL1 TR000130 $27,686