Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS)/Study of Latinos (SOL)
Project Period: 9/30/2006 - 3/31/2014
Contact: Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa
The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a multi-center epidemiologic study in Hispanic/Latino populations to determine the prevalence of specific chronic conditions, protective or harmful factors, and the role of acculturation on Hispanic/Latino health. The study is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and six other institutes, centers, and offices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The target population of 16,000 persons of Hispanic/Latino origin, specifically Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Central/South American, to be recruited through four Field Centers affiliated with San Diego State University, Northwestern University in Chicago, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx area of New York, and the University of Miami. A research Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill provides additional scientific and logistical support.
Study participants aged 18-74 years will undergo specific clinical procedures and assessments to determine baseline characteristics. Annual follow-up interviews will be conducted for 2-4 years to determine health outcomes of interest. Study results will be disseminated through scientific journals and also conveyed to the communities involved in the study in order to improve public health at the local level.
Last Updated March 2011