for people ages 5-11 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Diego, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Eric Hekler
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Eric Hekler



Healing Experiences of Adversity Among Latinos (HEALthy4You) is a project funded by the California Initiative for the Advancement of Precision Medicine ("Advancing a Precision Population Health Approach to ACEs to Reduce Health Disparities"). The long-term goal of this project is to develop community-centered, culturally Appropriate, precision Interventions that can be delivered within Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) for Latino Families, to reduce Adverse Child Events (ACES) risks and treat childhood obesity. UCSD in conjunction with Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) will conduct a 2x2 factorial trial with four groups meant to determine what combination of intervention components influence family protective factors (a key marker for reduced risk of the deleterious effects of systemic and family/individual stressors that are a critical part of ACEs) and childhood obesity.


Stress, Childhood Obesity, ACEs, Obesity, Adverse Childhood Experiences, 2x2 Factorial Study, Behavioral Intervention, Health Education, Healthy Together, Parenting, Protective Factors, Precision Medicine, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Latino, Hispanic, Pediatric, Whole Child Wellness, Pediatric Obesity, Healthy Together + Promotora Support, Healthy Together + Parenting Training, Healthy Togethers + Parenting Training + Promotora support


You can join if…

Open to people ages 5-11

  • Child
  • Currently a patient at Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Age 5-11 years old
  • BMI ≥ 85th percentile to 99.9th percentile
  • Social determination or risk for ACE determined as being a patient receiving care at an FQHC (confirmed via provider)
  • Parent
  • Parent or guardian (including non-biological parent or relative) willing to participate
  • Self-identification as Hispanic or Latino
  • 18 years or older
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Willingness to commit to 6 months of the program

You CAN'T join if...

  • Serious Developmental Disability (parent or child)
  • Serious Mental Health Illness (parent or child)


  • Jessica Chapman accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92124 United States
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92104 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD

  • Eric Hekler
    Dr. Eric Hekler, PhD, is Professor & Associate Dean, Community Partnerships, and Director of the T32 Training on Advanced Data Science for the Social and Behavioral Science, in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the Director of the Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems within the…


accepting new patients
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University of California, San Diego
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Expecting 200 study participants
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