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Deaf Weight Wise: Implementation Research

Deaf Weight Wise continues through Implementation Research phase with Deaf community Partners in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse. 

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NCDHR is studying the implementation of Deaf Weight Wise (DWW), a healthy lifestyle intervention developed for use with Deaf American Sign Language users.  DWW was adapted from an evidence-based healthy lifestyle program at University of North Carolina, and has been tested in two clinical trials with Deaf participants at NCDHR within University of Rochester.  These clinical trials have shown that DWW is effective with Deaf participants ages 21-70.  The next phase of NCDHR’s research is to work with community partners to train them to run DWW within their own sites, for broad community benefit. 

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We are in the process of hosting Focus Groups with our partner sites. Stay tuned for updates on our next Focus Group, coming soon!


To learn more about our current Deaf Weight Wise: Implementation Research project, or to be notified of updates, email