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Track: A new media obesity intervention in community health centers

Project Objectives

Track is a study is conducted in collaboration with Piedmont Health, a community health center system in rural North Carolina. The Piedmont patient population has great racial/ethnic and geographic diversity, but is unified by profound socioeconomic disadvantage and high rates of obesity and related chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes and CVD). Track is a randomized controlled trial in which Piedmont community health centers will be randomized into one of two treatment arms:

1. standard primary care; or
2. primary care plus a 12-month eHealth behavioral intervention (iOTA) for weight loss, which includes interactive self-monitoring and feedback, tailored skills training materials, 18 telephone counseling calls, and provider counseling.

The primary outcome is weight change at 12 months. Participants will be Piedmont patients with obesity and a related comorbidity. Participants will be followed over 12 months; outcome assessments will be taken at baseline, 6-, and 12- months post baseline.

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Data Collection/Analysis is Ongoing

Project Policy Impact Description

Data Collection/Analysis is Ongoing


Department & School

Psychology and Neuroscience
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences



  • NIH-National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

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