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Behavioural Intervention

Community Investment for Child Health and Well-being

Led By Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Parent/caregiver is comfortable communicating in English
Child is between the ages of 3 and 17 years at the start of the trial (between the ages of 5 and 19 years at the end of the trial)
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 24 months
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial tests a "big push" intervention in Black neighborhoods to reduce health disparities of children & adults vs White individuals. This includes greening lots, house remediation, tree planting, trash cleanup, public benefits, financial services, & cash assistance.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Black children aged 3-17 and their caregivers who are knowledgeable about household finances, can text message, and communicate in English. The child must be a permanent resident of the home within the study area. Families planning to move soon or unable to consent fully are excluded.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The IGNITE for Kids Study tests interventions aimed at improving health and well-being by investing in Black neighborhoods. This includes greening lots, fixing houses, planting trees, cleaning trash, financial counseling, tax help, public benefits access, and emergency cash assistance.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial focuses on community investment and financial well-being rather than medical treatments or drugs, it does not have typical side effects. However, there may be unforeseen impacts on community dynamics or individual stress levels.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am comfortable communicating in English.
My child is between 3 and 17 years old at the trial's start.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~24 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 24 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Child Health Questionnaire Parent Form 28 (CHQ-PF28) Composite Score
Secondary outcome measures
Average sleep duration
Caregiver-reported child health care utilization, emergency room visits
Caregiver-reported child health care utilization, hospitalization
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Intervention ArmExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
At the individual level, participants in the intervention arm will receive place-based and financial well-being interventions. These will include, at the individual level: Tax preparation Access to public benefits Financial counseling and microgrants At the neighborhood level: Abandoned house remediation Trash cleanup Vacant lot greening Tree planting
Group II: Control ArmActive Control1 Intervention
Participants in the control arm will not receive any of the listed interventions

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PennsylvaniaLead Sponsor
2,000 Previous Clinical Trials
42,879,402 Total Patients Enrolled
4 Trials studying Environmental Exposures
830 Patients Enrolled for Environmental Exposures
Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaOTHER
707 Previous Clinical Trials
8,580,811 Total Patients Enrolled
Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Pennsylvania
1 Previous Clinical Trials
378,828 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Assigned Interventions (Behavioural Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05760001 — N/A
Environmental Exposures Research Study Groups: Control Arm, Intervention Arm
Environmental Exposures Clinical Trial 2023: Assigned Interventions Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05760001 — N/A
Assigned Interventions (Behavioural Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05760001 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Does this trial permit individuals over 50 to participate?

"Applicants for this clinical trial must be between 5 years old and 18 years of age."

Answered by AI

Are there any open recruitment opportunities for this clinical experiment?

"Indeed, the details posted on clinicaltrials.gov do show that this current trial is looking for volunteers to participate. The research project was first announced on March 1st 2023 and its most recent update came out of July 3rd 2023. This study requires 480 participants from a single medical centre."

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Am I eligible to take part in this clinical experiment?

"Candidates between the ages of 5 and 18 who are experiencing financial distress may qualify for this clinical trial. 480 people in total need to be enrolled as part of this study."

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To what extent has patient participation been seen in this clinical exploration?

"Affirmative. The clinicaltrials.gov database demonstrates that this trial is in the process of recruiting individuals for participation, with first postings originating on March 1st 2023 and last edits occurring April 7th 2023. This study seeks 480 patients across a single medical centre."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
University of Pennsylvania
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?
~262 spots leftby May 2025