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Center of Excellence to Counter Chronic Diseases Along the US Mexico Border

This Center of Excellence, named The Center for Health Promotion of Northern Mexico, was part of 11 Center of Excellence around the world.

The specific aims of project work done at this center were threefold: to conduct a scoping review of community health worker-based chronic disease primary prevention programs on the U.S.-Mexico border region; to look specifically at promising and evidenced-based interventions identified from our review of the literature, and focus on a community health promotion intervention based on social cognitive theory and the socio-ecological model. The methods used to evaluate the different types of intervention employed a quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test study, with follow-up measures of physiological changes among low-income participants residing in an urban setting in northern Mexico.

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