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Establishing Epidemiology Work Groups in Native American

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 N43 DA55206-000,
Agency Tracking Number: 29333
Amount: $99,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Box 48, 600 S Cosden
Shidler, OK 74652
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joe Conner
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Business Contact
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Research Institution

Community-based networks are vital for accurate surveillance of drug abuse patterns and trends becaprovide for information exchange about drug use patterns, risk factors for drug use, newly emergingdrug-related health consequences, and for improvements in outreach, prevention, intervention, and trknown about the nature and extent of drug abuse and health compromising behaviors among Native Ameriparticularly among adolescents. The purpose of this project is to develop an automated instructionacommunity-based epidemiology work groups in Native American reservation communities. During this Phprototype instructional system will be developed and demonstrated for use in one Native American resIts goals will be to (1) propose a culturally sensitive curriculum for members to establish and holgroups; (2) demonstrate the feasibility of using microcomputer based systems with interactive instrupurpose; and (3) demonstrate the feasibility of producing an on-line primer of epidemiologic conceptgrounded in cultural traditions and promotes the accurate collection, interpretation, and use of druIf Phase I is successful, Phase II will permit the development and expansion of the automated instruNative American reservation communities for the establishment of epidemiology work groups.

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