DREAM About Us

The DREAM Project is a five-year community based participatory research study based in the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and test a Community Health Worker (CHW) Program designed to improve diabetes control and diabetes-related health complications in the Bangladeshi community in New York City.

Specific Aims:

  • To utilize the methods of community based participatory research (CBPR) to expand upon an existing collaboration between academic institutions, health providers, and community based organizations to develop and implement a CHW program for diabetic Bangladeshi Americans.
  • To examine trends in risk factors and patient outcomes among Bangladeshi Americans diagnosed with diabetes in the New York City public hospital system.
  • To develop, implement and assess the efficacy of a CHW intervention to improve diabetes management and access to care among the Bangladeshi American community.