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Food Insecurity clinical trials at UCSF

3 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

Not having enough good food to eat is called food insecurity. UCSF is conducting research on food aid's impact on diabetes health. Our trials are examining fresh approaches to food assistance for diabetes patients.

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  • Changing Health Through Food Support for Diabetes

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Changing Health through Food Support for Diabetes (CHEFS-DM). This pragmatic RCT will leverage Project Open Hand's (POH) real-world programs to test the impact of a six month medically tailored food support and nutrition intervention ("CHEFS-DM") on glycemic control and other cardiometabolic outcomes, investigate the paths through which CHEFS-DM may durably improve health, and assess the economic value of the intervention to society.

    San Francisco, California

  • Produce Prescription Benefit Dosage

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The goal of this study is to determine the relationship between produce prescription program 'dose' on benefit redemption, food insecurity, and fruit and vegetable consumption. Participants will be randomized to receive one of three fruit and vegetable benefit dose amounts for 6 months ($40, $80, or $110/month).

    San Francisco, California

  • Urban Gardening and Peer Nutritional Counseling for People With HIV and Food Insecurity

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The investigators are conducting a fully powered cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a culturally appropriate, multicomponent intervention combining peer nutritional counseling with urban gardening among people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Dominican Republic (DR) to assess efficacy, analyze mediators of effects, and evaluate detailed process data to inform scale-up. The study will examine the impact of the intervention on participants' HIV clinical outcomes (HIV viral load, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and HIV care retention) as well as intermediate outcomes such as food security and HIV-related stigma.

Our lead scientists for Food Insecurity research studies include .

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