Health Equity Considerations
Weight-Wise is a behavioral weight management program designed to help women lose weight. Center TRT reviewed the Weight-Wise pilot research study, which was conducted in one North Carolina county. Pilot study participants were midlife women (ages 40-64), low income, almost all lacked health insurance, and 38% were African-American. Subsequent to the pilot study, a multi-county research study was conducted (not yet reviewed by Center TRT). Study participants demographic data include 53% of women were African-American, 20% reported an annual household income of less than $10,000 and 43% did not have health insurance. Intervention sites were located in both urban and rural areas.
The University of Rochester Prevention Research Center in Rochester, NY has adapted Weight-Wise for deaf adults, both men and women, ages 40-70 years.