HEALTH-P2 (Healthy, Eating, Active Living, Taught at Home during Pregnancy and Postpartum) uses a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the Dissemination and Implementation of Life-Moms across multiple levels through a partnership with Parents as Teachers.

Project Staff

Principal Investigators: Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD; Rachel Tabak, PhD

Co-investigators: Ebony Carter, MD, MPH; Sam Klein, MD; Kenneth Schechtman, PhD

Research Team: Adriana Aramburu, MPH; Ronni Byrth, BS; Cindy Schwarz, MPH, MS, RD; Vianca Cuevas Soulette, MPH;  Karen Steger-May, MAJinli Wang, MS

External Collaborators: Allison Kemner, MPH; Kerry Caverly, Donna Hunt-O’Brien

Graduate Research Assistants: Alejandra Munoz-Rivera, Angeles Ochoa-Raya, Maryse Rios-Hernandez, Laurel Schmidt

Project Partners

Parents as Teachers; Wichita Falls ISD; FamCare; Champions for Children; Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc./Parenting Arizona; Operation Threshold; Children’s Home & Aid Society of IL/Children’s Foundation-Early Start; Abilities Plus; Child and Family Resources, Inc.;

Project Dates: 2019-2025
Funding Source

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Tabak, R.G., Schwarz, C.D., Carter, E., Haire-Joshu, D.  Context for implementing a gestational weight gain program nationally. 2018. Health Behavior Policy Review. 5(5):77-89


Mazzuca, S., Tabak, R. Partnering to support family health goals. Parents as Teachers International Virtual Conference (October, 2020)

Tabak, R., Schwarz, C.D., Haire-Joshu, D. Research partnership promoting healthy eating and activity. Parents as Teachers International Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States. (October, 2019)