Impact of digital media-based nutrition education on low science literacy, under-

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43DK091143-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43DK091143
Amount: $95,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDDK
Solicitation Number: PA10-050
Small Business Information
CARA CAIRNS DESIGN
7531 WILKINS DR, FAYETTEVILLE, NC, 28311-9428
DUNS: 831973172
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CARA MOULTIS
 (910) 494-5406
 cara@caracairnsdesign.com
Business Contact
 VIRGINIA STAGE
Phone: (910) 494-5406
Email: carrawaystagev@ecu.edu
Research Institution
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Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to research and develop digital media-based nutrition education materials for low science literacy, underserved, and minority patients receiving dialysis treatment for ESRD. The developedmaterials will lay the foundation and serve as prototypes for a Phase II NIH SBIR application aimed at full development and marketing of an interactive educational software product. Fundamentally, this concept approach is meant to improve science and health literacy in targeted populations in an effort to empower individuals to learn scientific information in the context of extending a healthy life. To date, project researchers are unable to identify any products of this nature for ESRD patients. This NIH SBIR will provide Cara Cairns Design, in partnership with East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology - Center for the Study and Treatment of Kidney Disease (ECCKD), an opportunity to empower patients with knowledge to improvehealth outcomes. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The purpose of this project is to research and develop digital media-based nutrition education materials for low science literacy, underserved, and minority patients receiving dialysis treatment for ESRD. Fundamentally, this concept approach is meant to create an interactive educational software product that will improve science and health literacy in the targeted population. This NIH SBIR research will provide Cara Cairns Design a business opportunity to work with East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology - Center for the Study and Treatment of Kidney Disease (ECCKD) to improve public health outcomes for ESRD patients.

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