Purpose and significanceMany HIV-positive New Yorkers receive health and social services at state-regulated AIDS Adult Day Health Care Programs (ADHCPs). These programs provide an array of therapeutic and health education services but they have been slow to adopt computer-based tools for health promotion. Housing Works is a large AIDS Service Organization with three ADHCP sites in New York City whose administration has expressed a desire to expand their use of technology.Computer-based technologies for learning can deliver interactive content that can be accessed at the user’s convenience and can help ADHCPs deliver agency-branded messages with their specific client population in mind.
Computer-based health education in HIV/AIDS adult day health care.
Computer-Based Health Education in HIV/AIDS Adult Day Health Care<br />Adult Day Health Care Program<br />Cylar House, East Village, Manhattan<br />Andrea Skowronek, RD<br />
conversations with staff </li></ul>Staff interviews<br />
Findings & Discussion<br />Clients have a desire for health education<br />Clients have significant experience with computers<br />Housing Works has sufficient computer equipment for a pilot eLearning project<br />Staff want to increase the use of technology in educating clients <br />
Helpful Hunter Courses<br />Research Methods – for evaluation procedures<br />Community Assessment – for methods of participatory research and interviewing<br />DPH Survey Research – for formulating survey and verbal informed consent<br />
Take-home message…<br />Despite financial concerns, many social service programs may have the needs and capacities for computer-based health education systems.<br />Start an eLearning project at your organization!<br />