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How Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is using technology to make the Pacific smaller.

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Title: How Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is using technology to make the Pacific smaller.
Authors: Withy, Kelley M.
Berry, Shaun P.
Moore, Nicole
Veehala, Deedri P
Issue Date: Oct 2004
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: In order to improve health literacy in rural areas, the Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC and Ke 'Anuenue AHEC are working to connect rural communities via video teleconferencing. METHODS: Video teleconferencing connectivity has been established to 15 rural and underserved locations across Hawaii and to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. RESULTS: An average of 15 individuals participate in weekly facilitated health education sessions. DISCUSSION: Participants have reported lifestyle change as a result of sessions and attendance is significantly increasing. In some areas, mid level health care professionals attend in order to obtain information for their patients.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53509
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2004



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