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Using Digital Health, Financial Incentives, and Community Health Worker Support to Change Health Behavior in Vulnerable Populations

Grantee Organization

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Principal Investigator

Shreya Kangovi, M.D., M.S.H.P.


2/1/19 - 7/31/20

Award Amount


Approval Date

A randomized controlled trial will test a hybrid primary care intervention that combines community health workers (CHWs) and digital health tools to help low‐income people with poorly controlled diabetes. Patients will be assigned to one of three groups: a group that uses digital health tools only; a group that uses digital health tools and receives visits from CHWs if patients are struggling with care management; and a group that receives usual primary care (no CHWs or digital tools). The three patient groups will be compared over a 24‐week period for rates of adherence to daily glucose self‐monitoring and for overall diabetes control.

Grant Details

Publication Date: December 31, 2018