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Center Submits New Proposal

Center on Aging in conjunction with EqualityBridge.com a start up technology company, submits grant to The Small Business Innovative Research Program to impact outreach, health education and early detection using the Internet and CD ROM technology

This major goal of this project is to empower African American men with information to address the prevention, early detection and treatment of Prostate Cancer using Internet and CD ROM technology. This project is a continuation of an outreach effort, which contacted over 3000 men and/or family members. It addresses the projects two findings:

  1. African American men would private setting for obtaining information on Prostate cancer, and
  2. Difficulty recruiting and scheduling training sessions using volunteer trainers.

This project will use and test new technology for this outreach empowerment concept. The project will measure the number of users and the number of people who are trained to deliver this training, and the benefits for users and the effectiveness of the training.

These technologies will not replace techniques presently being used. They will offer a new approach to supplement existing efforts and evaluate these approaches. The evaluation should provide a better understanding of the appropriateness of these technologies in outreach and empowerment programs.

It is envisioned that once the CD ROM and On-line programs are demonstrated effective, additional programs will be developed that address negative health behaviors in the African American Community.

 
   

 

 

 

       
         
         

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