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Outreach 153 - Project TORDS-Technology Outreach to Reduce heath Disparities and Stigma

The purpose of Project “TORDS” is to increase health technology literacy access in rural and underserved communities in southern West Virginia. “TORDS” will focus on disenfranchised and marginalized communities with limited access to internet and smart phone connections. The program will provide 10 internet-accessed computers in McDowell and Mercer Counties and provide two days a week per county for communities to access the internet. SCED will provide two hours per day/per site for internet access training. Computer based trainings will consist of Introduction to basic computer skills, accessing internet and quality health information, web searches, and surfing the internet, creating accounts and accessing social media. The training will go more in-depth by providing training on navigating the web for quality health information, introduction to AIDSInfo, MedlinePlus, Pubmed, WebMD, office of AIDS Research, CDC, NIH. The program will also train participants in identifying trustworthy, up-to-date, and accurate health information. TORDS will also introduce participants to the USDA Food-A-Pedia-to Look up nutrition info for over 8,000 foods and compare foods side-by-side. Food Tracker-Track the foods you eat and compare to your nutrition targets. Physical Activity Tracker- Enter your activities and track progress as you move. My Weight Manager-Get weight management guidance; enter your weight and track progress over time. My Top 5 Goals-Choose up to 5 personal goals; sign up for tips and support from your virtual coach and Group Challenges-Group Leaders can create a healthy eating and/or physical activity challenge.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
African Americans or Black
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Darryl Cannady
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Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
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