for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
study started
estimated completion
Adam Schickedanz(ucla)



This study will examine the impact of clinic-based financial coaching on parent health-related quality of life and child development measures, as well as family social needs for families with young children receiving pediatric care at a primary care practice in the Los Angeles County safety net.

Official Title

The Effect of a Clinic-Based Financial Coaching on Health and Development


With an expert group of researchers, financial coaches, and implementation scientists, we will study the impact of clinic-based financial coaching on parent health-related quality of life, child developmental risk, and social needs.We will conduct a clinical randomized controlled trial of financial coaching for low-income families. Parents of infants in a large pediatric primary care safety-net clinic will receive either 1) financial coaching from trained coaches plus social needs screening and resource navigation at all well child visits (intervention) or 2) social needs screening and navigation alone (active control) and will be followed for two years. Aims include:

1a) Examine parent outcomes of overall health-related quality of life (primary parent outcome);

1b) Examine child outcomes of developmental risk scores (primary child outcome) and well-child visit adherence;

1c) Examine family social needs outcomes including incidence of any food insecurity, housing instability, transportation or utilities interruptions (primary family outcome any one or more); and financial metrics.


Economic Problems Development, Child Quality of Life Financial coaching and services


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Families with children 6 months or under at enrollment receiving care at Harbor-UCLA medical center clinic.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Cognitive impairment or not speaking English or Spanish.


  • Adam Schickedanz accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90024 United States

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