Research Opportunities

Periodically, EHP partners with the enterprise to offer research opportunities to members. Please read all of the detailed information regarding requirements and commitments. Some studies will help in qualifying for a Healthy Choice discount, but not all so be sure to read the information and speak with the contact listed within each study.

Empower Study

Effective September 1, 2020 a new study started, EMPOWER-T2D. This study assess the effectiveness of shared medical appointment weight management and weight loss medications to improve outcomes for patients with a BMI ≥30 and type 2 diabetes.  This program is open to EHP employees and spouses, and will require face to face appointments once a month for 24 months.  

To be eligible:

  • BMI ≥30
  • A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes with an A1C > 7.5%
  • No use of any medications for weight loss within the past 90 days
  • No visit with an Endocrinologist within the past 1 year
  • No Prior participation in the Endocrinology and Metabolism institute’s Integrated Weight Management program.
  • Program does not qualify for the EHP Healthy Choice discount.  

If interested or have questions you should e-mail or call 216.442.1628.

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