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This project will develop and disseminate an innovative communication system to identify and mitigate health risks for young African American women before pregnancy as a means of reducing health disparities in birth outcomes.
This project expanded the use of telemedicine for the management of acute childhood illness into schools, daycare facilities, and after-hours neighborhood settings, and evaluated facilitators and barriers to its implementation.
This project modified an existing virtual patient advocate (VPA), a clinical patient education system, to become a health education tool directed towards young African-American women.
This project adapted and tested a virtual patient advocate to interact with patients after hospital discharge to address the problems of discontinuity and fragmentation of care that occur in the transition from the hospital to the ambulatory setting.
Assessed the impact of a telehealth program on primary care utilization and cost for remote assessment and treatment of ill children in childcare and school sites.