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    Virtual & Web-Based

  1. Using Social Media to Prevent HIV among African American and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men

    Facebook and other social networking technologies could serve as effective tools for preventing HIV infection among at-risk groups, suggests a study titled Online Social Networking for HIV Education and Prevention: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Researchers found that African American and Latino men who have sex with men voluntarily used health-related Facebook...
  2. Health and Wellness Online Community for Black Women

    Objective: To promote physical and mental health and wellness among African American women. Description: BlackWomensHealth.com (BWH) is an online community founded by David P. Pryor, M.D., a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician. This site informs the community about health issues through articles and current events and is dedicated to helping community...
  3. BioZen Smartphone App uses Biofeedback to Support Soldiers’ Mental Health

    Biofeedback, a technique that uses electrical sensors to measure signals produced by the muscles, brain and other body parts, is often used to treat physical and psychological ailments. Now, a smartphone app is helping members of the military take advantage of biofeedback to combat stress. BioZen, available free for Android...
  4. Enrollment Strategies for Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Program

    Objective: Locate and enroll uninsured Native American children into the Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) program by overcoming barriers, including the belief that insurance is not needed because of access to Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, or Urban facilities; fear of government; and misinformation on eligibility for Medicaid/CHIP. The overall goal is...
  5. Medicare Part D Enrollment Assistance

    Objective: To provide a familiar, comfortable atmosphere with time for Q&A for patients to better understand services being offered at the center. To ensure that patients are adequately informed of their coverage options in order to select the best Medicare Part D plan for them. Description: This enrollment program began in...
  6. Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization: Hospital Companion Program

    Objective: Provide peer support for parents while they are in psychiatric screening with their child. Description: Taking your child to the hospital due to a psychiatric emergency can be very confusing and scary. The process is long, there are many people asking questions and terminology can be difficult to understand. Families...
  7. Utilizing Peers to Assist Families with Children Experiencing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges

    Objective: To assist families with children experiencing mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges by providing support, connection to resources, education, advocacy, and assistance with navigating systems Description: The Mental Health Association of Rochester’s Community Care program utilizes Family Resource Mentors (FRMs) to assist families with adolescent or transition-aged children who are...
  8. Playforward: Elm City Stories – iPad Video Game to Prevent HIV Infection among Youth

    Yale researchers are developing a video game for the iPad aimed at preventing HIV infection among ethnic minority adolescents. Their study appears in Games for Health, titled A Qualitative Study to Inform the Development of a Videogame for Adolescent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention. The video game, which is called Playforward: Elm City Stories,...