CDC Awards Kaiser Permanente Southern California More than $3 Million for Research for Childhood Diabetes
The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation has been awarded more than $3 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue working on the program called the SEARCH for another five years.
“SEARCH is a multi-center observational study that is nationally recognized as the largest and most ethnically diverse study of youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes ever conducted in the United States. The combined population under surveillance for childhood diabetes across the five centers is just under 5 million youth.”
About the Study
The SEARCH study was started in 2000 the study was designed to understand the increase in youths developing type 2 diabetes including many nationalities focusing specifically on three groups African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians. Researchers also hope to learn if the increase was also happening in other countries.
Within the next five years, researchers hope to have an answer and a solution to all the questions that continue to linger.