Sun Safety: Skin Cancer Education for Family Child Care

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44CA081947-02
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
1201 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, #250, WASHINGTON, DC, 20036
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
AMELIA BIRNEY
() -
Business Contact:
(202) 265-0033
AMCIARREN@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
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

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