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Sun Safety: Skin Cancer Education for Family Child Care

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55586
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44CA081947-02
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC 1828 L ST NW, STE 250 WASHINGTON, DC 20036 0263
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Sun Safety: Skin Cancer Education for Family Child Care
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $382,080.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION: Most sun exposure occurs before the age of 20 and adoption of protective measures in childhood can reduce the lifetime incidence of skin cancer by 78%. This Phase II SBIR project will result in companion multimedia programs (Sun Safe Central and Adventures with the Shady Characters) in both English and Spanish, targeting home-based child-care providers and the preschool children in their care. The programs will provide Web-based sun protection information and interactive tools for the providers, and a CD-ROM with sun protection games, songs and other activities for children 3-5 years old. In Phase II, we will produce the remaining information, tools and graphic elements to include: 1) expanding the scope of information for providers; 2) adding tools to help providers integrate sun protection policies and practices into their daily routine, and 3) teaching children age-appropriate sun protection behaviors through fun-filled activities. A two-group randomized field test will assess the programs' effectiveness at changing providers' and children's knowledge and practices, as well as providers' self-efficacy regarding implementing sun protection policies and practices for their child-care business. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not Available

Principal Investigator:

Amelia J. Birney

Business Contact:


2022650033
AMCIARREN@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
1201 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, #250 WASHINGTON, DC 20036

EIN/Tax ID: 521666065
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No