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CANCER PREVENTION LINE -- AN AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SOURCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19078
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19078
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Associated Enterprises Inc.
120 Admiral Cochrane Dr Annapolis, MD 21401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: CANCER PREVENTION LINE -- AN AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SOURCE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

PHASE I TESTS THE FEASIBILITY OF COMBINING SEVERAL TELEPHONE TECHNOLOGIES IN NEW WAYS USING A MULTIMEDIA APPROACH TO PRESENT CANCER PREVENTION/HEALTH PROMOTION TO ADULTS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS. TECHNICAL INNOVATION COMES FROM APPLYING THESE TECHNOLOGIES, E.G. VOICE PROCESSING, FAX-STORE-AND-FORWARD, AND TDD (TELECOMMUNATIONS DEVICES FOR THE DEAF), TO FUNCTION IN A SEAMLESS, COHERENT MANNER. OUTCOMES ARE (1) A MULTIMEDIA PROTOTYPE TELEPHONE INFORMATION SERVICE ACCEPTABLE TO MANY GROUPS INCLUDING POOR AND DISABLED AND (2) AN OPTIMUM STRATEGY FOR MUSTERING BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THE SERVICE. THE HYPOTHESIS: AN AUTOMATED SERVICE CAN FIND ACCEPTANCE AMONG DIVERSE GROUPS IF IT GIVES IMMEDIATE ANSWERS, IS USER-FRIENDLY, AND HAS A VERY LOCAL FOCUS. PHASE I WORK INCLUDES (1) IDENTIFYING WORKABLE COMBINATIONS/FORMATS OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION; (2) DEVELOPING INFORMATION (CONTENT) THAT THE TARGET AUDIENCE WILL FIND RELEVANT AND UNDERSTANDABLE; (3) PROMOTING, TESTING AND EVALUATING THE PROTOTYPE USING A COMMUNITY TEAM APPROACH, WITHIN A DESIGNATED AREA AND TIME. LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES ARE TO CREATE TAILORED MODELS THAT (1) TARGET SPECIFIC AUDIENCES, (2) ARE LOCAL IN FOCUS, AND (3) CAN BE EASILY ADAPTED BY GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ENTITIES AS FREE-STANDING PROGRAMS OR ADD-ONS TO EXISTING CANCER/HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

Principal Investigator:

Leonard A Blackshear
4108416920

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Associated Enterprises Inc
120 Admiral Cochrane Drive Annapolis, MD 21401

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