NYU Dataset

Reaching Immigrants through Community Empowerment

Alternate Titles(s): Project RICE
UID: 10106
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Project RICE was a five-year, community-driven initiative to promote diabetes prevention among Korean and South Asian American immigrants at risk for diabetes in New York City using a community health worker (CHW) model approach. Project RICE consisted of two phases, a descriptive study completed in 2010 that informed the design of the pilot intervention and the intervention itself. The descriptive study consisted of surveys, health screenings, and needs assessment surveys that were administered in Korean (n=284) and South Asian (n=305) communities at community health fairs in order to characterize community members' general health needs, access to services, lifestyle behaviors, and perceptions of disease as related to diabetes prevention and health promotion. Focus groups were also lead by CHWs and conducted with Korean and South Asian immigrant communities. The CHW intervention utilized a randomized controlled design. The eligible participants were Korean and South Asian immigrants between 18 and 75 years of age, identified as at risk for diabetes by a risk assessment, and willing to be randomizing into a treatment or control group. The pilot intervention was completed in 2012 and included a total of 145 Asian Indian and 48 Korean individuals. The full intervention took place between 2012 and 2014, and total of 310 Korean individuals were consented into the full intervention. The intervention lasted 6-months, and the data was collected at baseline, 3-months, and 6-months.
2010 - 2014
Geographic Coverage
New York (State) - New York City
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)