Performance Improvement 1999. Health Promotion

02/01/1999

TITLE: Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health

ABSTRACT: The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health is comprised of 14 national experts from a variety of disciplines related to interactive technologies and health, including: (1) medicine, (2) human-computer interaction, (3) public health, (4) communication sciences, (5) educational technology, and (6) health promotion. The major planned products of the panel include a series of journal articles targeted to specific audiences, a website about evaluation and a final report. The general goal of these products is to accelerate the appropriate development, adoption, use and evaluation of interactive health communication applications. The panel will develop strategies for the various stakeholders regarding critical activities to ensure quality applications through appropriate evaluation, and will develop tools/guidelines such as an evaluation reporting template for developers, and evaluation tutorials for consumers and other stakeholders. The panel will also provide a framework for the evaluation of interactive health communication applications, focusing on the elements of evaluation.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

FEDERAL CONTACT: Mary Jo Deering

PHONE NUMBER: 202-260-2652

PIC ID: 6327

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Social and Health Services, Ltd. Rockville MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/31/98
 

TITLE: Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes

ABSTRACT: The National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine/Food and Nutrition Board is conducting a multi-phase scientific evaluation of human nutrient requirements that: (1) evaluates requirements and dietary and supplement intake data for nutrients and non-nutrient food components, (2) develops Dietary Reference Intakes where data are available, (3) provides guidance for how these values should be used in various applications of clinical and public health importance, and (4) identifies the research needed to enhance the accuracy of the DRIs and provide a basis for public health policies. Multi-agency participation is facilitated by an OS/OPHS requirements contract and interagency steering committee. Task Order 1 (September 30, 1996 to March 31, 1998) addresses folate and other B vitamins. Task Order 2 (September 30, 1996 to December 1999) focuses on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds, and Task Order 3 (September 30, 1998 to March 29, 2000) focuses on micronutrients. Multiple agencies support the project.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

FEDERAL CONTACT: Linda D. Meyers, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 202-205-5757

PIC ID: 6323

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine Washington, D.C.

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 3/29/00