This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions diabetes, cardiovascular disease, substance abuse disorder, mental health disorder
Treatment co-developed it intervention
Sponsor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Collaborator Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute
Start date April 2014
End date November 2015
Trial size 22 participants
Trial identifier NCT02222909, CD-12-11-4948


Project CONNECT ("Community-based Organizations Neighborhood Network: Enhancing Capacity Together") is a randomized controlled trial that involves 22 community-based organizations (CBOs) located in Baltimore, MD. Half of these organizations were randomly assigned to the intervention group using a constrained cluster randomization process. The remaining 11 are a part of the control intervention group. The intervention is a co-developed set of IT tools hypothesized to improve the connections among intervention CBOs, Johns Hopkins health care facilities and CBO clients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose health services research
Will receive "co-developed IT intervention" developed together with intervention group community based members. Set of primarily web based tools to improve connection with clients, Johns Hopkins Medicine and one another, referrals, and volunteer services.
co-developed it intervention Healthify
The IT-based intervention is being co-developed with the community based organizations in the intervention group, and comprises tools to improve referral and tracking of clients, use of volunteers, and direct communication with hospital staff members
(No Intervention)
Community Based Organizations that are being followed for data collection only for the period of one year

Primary Outcomes

Emergency Department visits + hospital days
time frame: Up to 1 year
Change in number of clients seen per month
time frame: September 2014 - September 2015

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: Community Based Organization; 501-C3 status; Located within zip codes surrounding Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Provides direct services to clients Exclusion Criteria: Part of Johns Hopkins Medicine or Baltimore City Agency

Additional Information

Official title Reverse Innovation and Patient Engagement to Improve Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes
Principal investigator Albert W Wu, MD MPH
Description see above
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.