142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Setting up a Remote Interactive Health Education System (iHED) For Frontline Health Workers

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mike S. Bailey, MA , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Roman Blanco, Phd , Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Alex Little
Fatima Bunza, Doctor of medicine
Olaniyi Adebayo
Jennifer Boyle
Hilary Schwandt, PhD , Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Through the collaborative efforts of JHUCCP and Digital Campus an Android based education application and administrative learning management system was created to provide educational resources for frontline health workers in Nigeria in support of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI).   This session will present the process of determining the user and system requirements for the development of the application, the implementation and results of the application pilot test and the results (so far) of the system’s deployment to over 300 family planning providers in Nigeria.  The session will also address the steps involved in creating and sustaining a Learning Management System (LMS) with a mobile application component.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the user and system requirements of a remote learning system in a region with unreliable and/or costly internet connectivity. Analyze and demonstrate the uses of different forms of media on a mobile platform to inform frontline health workers. Describe how to set up an entire learning management system with a mobile application component for frontline health workers.

Keyword(s): Family Planning, Communication Technology

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the field of information technology for over 15 years and managed the development of the iHED application in Nigeria.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.