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PIRL: Prison Information Resource Library

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R44AG019553-02A2
Agency Tracking Number: AG019553
Amount: $1,004,270.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: PHS2006-2
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Akron, OH 44303
United States
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (330) 867-9978
Business Contact
Phone: (330) 867-9978
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The American Correctional Association (ACA) has requested course materials targeted to prison personnel to assist in the management of large and growing numbers of older adult inmates. Creative Action Inc. proposes to continue the development of the Prison Information Resource Library, an innovative system designed to deliver state-of-the-art education to staff of correctional institutions through e-Learning, also referred to as Long Distance Learning. PIRL will include a series of computer-based training modules, the first of which was an overview of the topic developed as a prototype and successfully tested for feasibility in Phase I. In addition to this general overview on the aging process and aging in prison, an additional nine modules will be developed to specifically focus on critical issues and subtopics. These will include the following: Types of Aging; Prisoner Typology; Profiling Aging Prisoners; Dementia Identification & Support; Social Supports and Depression; Chronic Illness Identification & Support; Mental Health & Organic Illnesses; Managing ADL's/Long Term Care Options; Innovative Activities; and Administrative Regulations & Application in the Field. A computer-based infrastructure, which was developed as a prototype and successfully tested for feasibility in Phase I, will be fully developed in Phase II applying the latest e-Learning technology. PIRL's strong marketability to correctional departments and institutions lies in its innovative application of e-Learning technology to efficiently and effectively deliver highly relevant, timely training to staff on site. Further adding to PIRL's strong market potential will be the ability of correctional staff to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for completing PIRL modules as the product is commercialized in Phase III.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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