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Valley Volunteers Needed for Study of Diabetes Prevention Program

By Christian Meagher on 8/6/2021

The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, is offering a free online Diabetes Prevention Program to eligible adults in the Lower Naugatuck Valley as part of a research study.

The study will measure the effects of eating healthy and improving activity. Participants must be 18 years or older and meet income eligibility, residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, or Shelton, and willing to complete a year-long online program that runs weekly for 16 weeks, then every two weeks for the next four months, and then every month for the final four months.

Participants in this free program will receive a Fitbit activity monitor, wireless scale, and support from a health coach. They will also receive up to $200 for completing this study with the opportunity to earn additional money for losing weight.

For more information, please call Rockiy at (203) 732-1125.

About the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC) was established in 1998 as a partnership between the Yale School of Public Health and Griffin Hospital located in Derby, CT. It is one of 26 PRCs nationwide that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and work as a network to conduct health promotion and disease prevention research.