|Further Study Details:
CHOOSE will compare the impact of 4 levels of interventions in 5 communities, with school districts serving as epicenters, and expanding within/beyond schools to other “portals” in their respective communities. Potential portals include schools, worksites, supermarkets, medical offices, and faith-based or community organizations. The Valley Initiative to Advance Health and Learning in Schools (VITAHLS), is one component of CHOOSE. Our target communities include Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Shelton, CT, whose school districts have been involved since 2011 in the VITAHLS initiative, along with the Naugatuck, CT community, which has recently joined VITAHLS and is now serving as a control/delayed intervention site.