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CANCER PREVENTION ON COMPUTER FOR MINORITY CHILDREN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16448
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16448
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barnett Technical Services
1004 Woodside Parkway, Suite 1 A Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CANCER PREVENTION ON COMPUTER FOR MINORITY CHILDREN
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEMONSTRATE COMPUTERIZED INSTRUCTION ON CANCER PREVENTION FOR MINORITY AND LOW SES CHILDREN. BOTH RACE AND LOWER SES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ELEVATED CANCER MORTALITY RATE; LACK OF EARLY DETECTION IS A KEY FACTOR. TEACHING CHILDREN IN SCHOOL REACHES THE GREATER NUMBER OF LOWER SES AND MINORITIES WITH INFORMATION ABOUT CANCER PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION BOTH CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE MULTIFACETED PACKAGE INCLUDES FUN, MOTIVATING ACTIVITIES TO INFORM CHILDREN ABOUT THE FACTS AND TO BUILD POSITIVE SELF ESTEEM BE ASSOCIATING "BEING COOL" WITH GOOD HEALTH HABITS. TEACHER, PARENT AND CLUB LEADER GUIDES ARE PROVIDED. THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM, WITH ELEMENTS SUITED FOR SCIENCE, MATH AND READING (INTEGRATED EDUCATION) AND GROUP WORK (COOPERATIVE EDUCATION). IN PHASE I, THE SYSTEM WILL BE TESTED ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AN URBAN SCHOOL SYSTEM, EVALUATED BY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. IN PHASE II, THE SYSTEM WILL BE REVISED AND EXTENDED TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS. THE PRODUCTS WILL BE MARKETED TO SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS.

Principal Investigator:

Barnett, Beth
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Barnett Technical Services
1004 Woodside Parkway, Suite 1 A Silver Spring, MD 20910

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No