What impact has your innovation had to date? Exactly who are the beneficiaries of your innovation?
The primary end-users for this technology are school guidance counselors and therapists who can use the program as a tool to aid teenagers to learn the negative impacts on smoking and how to effectively overcome the habit. The main beneficiaries of this program, of course, are the teenagers who use our program and successfully quit smoking.
VRMC has established a cooperative agreement with DefenseWeb to deliver the program to military dependents via their website, which provides valuable contents to support Department of Defense health care, quality of life, and family support organizations. In addition, we have also entered into an agreement with "Resasterea Romana" Cultural Foundation, to expand our Teen Smoking program at 10 schools in Iasi County in Romania. The Finnish Ministry of Education has also expressed an interest in providing this program to Finnish youths, and the program is now under review.
How many people have you served directly?
Clinical trial was conducted with 15 participants after all the regulatory approvals (IRB) were received.
How many people have you served indirectly?
As with many web based applications, it is difficult to determine the exact number