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Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Education, Professional+4 More
Guaranteed Income - Other
18 - 65
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

The primary goal is to understand the potential impacts of Guaranteed Income (GI) on Black youth and young adults' financial, emotional, and physical well-being. The main question it aims to answer is: What are the impacts of GI on Black young adults' investments in their future, mental health and unmet mental and sexual/reproductive health service needs? Participants will receive guaranteed income for 12 months and will be offered enrollment in financial capability programs.

Eligible Conditions
  • Financial Hardship
  • Education, Professional
  • Mental Health Wellness 1
  • Utilization, Health Care

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months of follow-up

12 months of follow-up
Proportion of Participants Reporting Investments in the future
Depressive Symptoms
Proportion of Participants with Unmet Mental Health Service Needs
Unmet Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Needs
Baseline and 12 months
Credit score
Financial Capability Score
Hope for the future
Proportion of Participants with Debt
Savings: Proportion of participants with saving to cover a $400 expense

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Cash now
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

300 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Cash now · No Placebo Group · N/A

Cash nowExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: Guaranteed Income, Peer learning circles, Financial coaching · Intervention Types: Other, Behavioral, Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Financial coaching

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months of follow-up

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of California, San FranciscoLead Sponsor
2,261 Previous Clinical Trials
11,469,604 Total Patients Enrolled
Oregon Health and Science UniversityOTHER
885 Previous Clinical Trials
6,828,241 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institutes of Health (NIH)NIH
2,415 Previous Clinical Trials
24,557,117 Total Patients Enrolled
Marguerita Lightfoot, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorOregon Health & Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health
Margaret Libby, MSWPrincipal InvestigatorMyPath
Sheri A Lippman, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, San Francisco

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 65 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are between 18 and 24 years of age at enrollment.
You self-identify as African American or Black.
You must have lived in the US for at least 3 years.
You must provide informed consent before participating in this study.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 13th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 7th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What site did they apply to?
University of California San Francisco100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%
Why did patients apply to this trial?
  • "I live in a low income co-op in Berkeley and go to the local community college. I am a 20 year old Black male trying to independently provide for myself financially. A housemate of mine recommended this trial because they know I am going through some financial hardship. I feel like I would be a perfect fit for this trial."
What questions have other patients asked about this trial?
  • "What is going to be asked of me as a participant in this trial?"
How many prior treatments have patients received?