WE CARE: Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices

Lead Researcher: Arvin Garg MD, MPH (University of Massachusetts Medical School)

WE CARE will test a practice-based intervention to:

  1. Teach practices to identify local resources and develop resource referral information on six social needs for use at their practices;
  2. Screen for unmet social needs; and
  3. Make referrals to the resources developed in (1).

Summary of Study Design:

  • National stepped wedge cluster Randomized Control Trial (RCT) design


  • 12 national PROS practices
  • PROS practices will enroll up to 180 parents at each practice.

Study Duration:

  • July 2018 – April 2022


  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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