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The Northern Manhattan Hispanic Caregiver Intervention

Effectiveness Study



NHiCE Brochure (PDF)

The Northern Manhattan Hispanic Caregiver Intervention Effectiveness Study (NHiCE; NCT02092987) is funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI; grant 7160; 12/01/13-11/30/2016; PI: Luchsinger, Co-PIs: Burgio, Mittelman).  NHiCE is a collaboration between Columbia University Medical Center (Luchsinger), New York University (Mittelman), Burgio Geriatric Consulting (Burgio), the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale (Teresi, Ramirez), the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (Levine, Reyes), and Riverstone Senior Life Services (Dunner).

The NHiCE grant application was submitted under the auspices of NOCEMHD and its associated Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Comparative Effectiveness Research to Eliminate Disparities (NOCERED), building on the resources and experience from its first project. 1

NHiCE is the first project to ever compare two of the most well-known dementia caregiver interventions, the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH OUT) and the New York University Caregiver intervention (NYUCI), in any population.  NHiCE is trial of 200 Hispanic relative dementia caregivers randomized to the REACH or NYUCI lasting 6 months.

The aims of NHiCE are:
1. To compare the NYUCI and REACH OUT in changes in caregiver health (measured with the
Caregiver Physical Health form and the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System
physical health scale) and stress (measured with the Perceived Stress Scale).

2.  To examine the predictors (demographics, family position, acculturation, and social support) of acceptance and success of the NYUCI and REACH OUT.

The results of NHiCE will help the participating institutions, our community partners, agencies servicing
caregivers, and caregivers themselves to make decisions about which intervention to choose or recommend.

NHiCE is currently open for recruitment. If interested, please contact Rafi Cabral at rc2415@cumc.columbia.edu or 646-584-1166.


Luchsinger J, Mittelman M, Mejia M, Silver S, Lucero RJ, Ramirez M, Kong J, Teresi JA. The Northern Manhattan Caregiver Intervention Project: a randomised trial testing the effectiveness of a dementia caregiver intervention in Hispanics in New York City. BMJ open. 2012;2(5).


NOCHOP, COACH and address
link to NOCHOP link to COACH email link rc2415@cumc.columbia.edu