REACH

Are you currently pregnant? Are you open to supporting research? 

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be able to help us get a better understanding on how the everyday environment plays a role in asthma, allergies and other diseases.

Research Enterprise to Advance Children’s Health (REACH) is looking for 3000 pregnant women who want to join our study! REACH will look at the relationships between the Mom's environment, lifestyle and diet and the child’s risk of developing allergic asthma through the first years of life.

Taking part in this study means helping future generations. 

Is there any more information about the study?

Many kids in the U.S. have asthma. Asthma can continue into adulthood and create lifelong lung problems. Even with a lot of research being done, asthma cases have been increasing in recent years. To find out what causes asthma, some researchers are looking at the bacteria in our bodies. During and after pregnancy, the mom’s normal bacteria may affect the baby’s immune system, health, and risk for diseases. The scientists at Henry Ford Health System are trying to understand how this happens and what can be done to prevent asthma.

How long will the study last? 

Being a part of the study will last about 30-36 months. This study will start from when the pregnant women says “Yes!” to join the study, until the child is 2 years old.

Who can be take part in this study?  

  • Pregnant women in their first trimester (1-13 weeks pregnant)
  • Planning to deliver at Henry Ford Hospital
  • Must be patients in the Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) 
  • Live in Metro Detroit or specific zip codes
  • Pregnant women who speak English and are 18 years or older
  • Pregnant women who plan to have Henry Ford Medical Group pediatricians care for their babies after birth

How do I join or get more information about REACH?

Our research team is excited to give you with more information or help you in signing up for the study. Please contact our team at [email protected] OR (313) 874-3151

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