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Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information Award Recipients

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Year 04 Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information Award.

Cancer Services of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Principal Investigator: Blaire Larson
Project Title: Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Legal, Insurance & Paperwork Assistance (LIPA) Website
Brief description: Cancer Services of New Mexico will develop a website that facilitates access to information on cancer-related legal, insurance, and paperwork issues as well as increasing access to information on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Go Local. Major activities will include development of a website that facilitates access to information on these issues; training the program manager and volunteers on how to use the website to assist clients, and developing a plan for promoting the website to cancer services providers and cancer patients/survivors statewide.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Wyandotte, OK
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bob Murray
Project Title: Eastern Shawnee Consumer Health Information Project (CHIP)
Brief description: The primary emphasis of this project is to provide a computer lab that has access to National Library of Medicine and other health websites, and to provide training to tribal members, especially elderly tribal members, to be knowledgeable about health information searching on the Internet. The computer lab will be placed in the Wellness Center and will provide valuable information to the Registered Nurse and all participants in the new Eastern Shawnee Diabetes Program.

City of Houston, Department of Health and Human Services
Houston, TX
Principal Investigator: Dr. Janice Paul
Project Title: Gulf Coast Aging and Disability Consumer Health Information Initiative
Brief description: Computers with Internet access and assisted technologies software will be placed in a central location of three locations of the Gulf Coast Aging and Disability Resource Center for the purpose of searching for health information using the many user-friendly features of MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth. This yearlong initiative will feature quarterly training and educational workshops at the various multi-service centers in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties.

Greater Houston Area Health Education Center
Bellaire, TX
Principal Investigator: Dana S. Smith, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Project Title: Operation CLICKS (Computer Literacy: Increasing Consumer Knowledge for Seniors)
Brief description: Operation CLICKS is a computer literacy program that provides education on basic computer and Internet usage skills for senior citizens in the Harris County, Texas area. The program will allow this population to gain vital computer and Internet abilities which in turn will increase each participant’s independence and overall health. The program curriculum will incorporate modules covering usage of MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth websites for electronic health information retrieval and education.

Congratulations to Cancer Services of New Mexico, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services, and Greater Houston Area Health Education Center!

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