Hmong Lay Health Educator Project Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening

Study Overview

The goal of the study was to evaluate a lay health educator (LHE) intervention to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Hmong Americans over the age of 18 in Sacramento, CA.


A 2-arm cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted from 2012 to 2015 to test the lay health educator (LHE) intervention of CRC education over 3 months compared to the control group that received nutrition and physical activity education.  The primary outcome was change in self-reported ever-screening and up-to-date CRC screening after 6 months.


Resources (also available on the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) page)