A CAM RADIO PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$110,186.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43AT001150-01
Award Id:
59813
Agency Tracking Number:
AT001150
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BIOTECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 5920 ROSWELL RD/BLDG B107-PMB190, ATLANTA, GA, 30328
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MARY HARRIS
(404) 252-9872
MARYSH@EARTHLINK.NET
Business Contact:
MARY HARRIS
(404) 252-9872
MARYSH@EARTHLINK.NET
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
BioTechnical Communication (BTC) is proposing the development and broadcast of a talk show ("the Program") to disseminate information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to African-Americans The Program will use the interactive radio format of a "call-in talk show" and will be carried nationally using a network of public radio stations that target the African-American audience. The Program will exist as an independent media product that can be supported with corporate sponsorship and underwriting. The project is consistent with NCCAM?s Strategic Plan to Address Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Specifically, the proposed Program provides a broad distribution of CAM information to a minority community in a culturally appropriate manner, using an electronic format (radio) that is both trusted and easily accessible within the African-American community. Phase I will use focus groups comprised of African-American men and women to explore their attitudes, beliefs, and understanding of CAM. Research will identify themes and strategies that would be effective in presenting this information to the African-American population using a call-in radio talk program. This information will be used to develop a prototype for a Program that is culturally appropriate in its response to the interests of the target population.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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