Collaborating with Latino Families to Adapt an Early Child Development Intervention
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We explored participants’ experiences with the SDP toy and activities, challenges encountered, suggestions for changes and asked participants their honest opinions about SDP – both the good and the bad – to help us ensure that SDP would be as useful as possible for Esperanza families like theirs in the future.
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Our goal is to integrate SDP into the routine pediatric workflow at Esperanza to make it available at every well-child visit during children’s first two years of life. Based on findings from the first phase of research, our team is modifying the SDP handouts and the protocol for intervention delivery and will then conduct a pilot study utilizing pediatric medical assistants to deliver the adapted intervention.
We are extremely grateful to P3RC for funding our study and to Esperanza Health Centers for their support and collaboration in this work.
Esperanza Health Centers delivers hope and health to Chicago’s underserved communities.
About the author
Jessica Rothstein is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health within the Community Health Sciences division. Through her mixed methods research she aims to improve child nutrition, health, and development.