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

Participation in the EMPOWER-T2D study is still open! 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.  Monthly face-to-face shared medical appointments, or quarterly appointments, depending on which group of the study you are assigned, are required. 

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 for the management of Type 2 diabetes within the past year
  • No prior participation in the Endocrinology and Metabolism institute’s Integrated Weight Management program.
  • Program does not qualify one for the Healthy Choice premium discount, but can help one meet their Healthy Choice goals. 


If interested or have questions you should e-mail EMIstudy@ccf.org or call 216.442.1628.

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