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There are many exciting things going on with the Family Spirit Program!

New Family Spirit Nurture Publication in JAMA Pediatrics

We are excited to announce that Family Spirit Nurture has recently published findings in JAMA Pediatrics from the Family Spirit Nurture (FSN) study. These findings are from the PECO 1 (Preventing Early Childhood Obesity, Part 1) study, which included a brief 6-lesson FSN module delivered between 3-6 months postpartum. Currently we are implementing PECO 2, which is a larger multi-site randomized controlled trial of a full FSN module delivered between pregnancy to 18 months postpartum.

2021 Virtual Training Schedule

Contract Trainers

As Family Spirit continues to grow and replicate in communities nationwide, there is an increased need for training and technical assistance. One way we are working to meet this need is inviting current health educators and supervisors to join the Family Spirit Contract Trainer Pool. This group of new trainers will bring their fresh and ongoing experience and expertise to upcoming virtual trainings throughout the year. During the early part of 2021, the new contract trainers will be learning the ins and outs of training in preparation to facilitate and lead in future trainings. We will periodically open up invitations for interested health educators and supervisors who are experienced in using the Family Spirit curriculum to join our training team as our Family Spirit family continues to grow. Reach out to us if you would like to learn more about becoming a part of the Family Spirit Contract Trainer Pool. 

2020 Hearst Health Prize Finalist

Family Spirit was a finalist for the 2020 Hearst Health Prize! Watch the video below to learn more.