THE REESSI TEAM IS LASER-FOCUSED ON THREE TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN SERVICES
SUPPORTING ADOLESCENTS IN POSITIVE TRANSITIONS TO ADULTHOOD
Afterschool Virtually (Virtual World) This is an exciting virtual learning and communications world designed for afterschool and out-of-school time programs. The virtual world offers a platform for multiple Edugames that focus on support young adolescents in focusing on their future dreams and goals. The games also allow the participants to experience in game simulations of real-life challenges and situations that may block their dreams and to test strategies and solutions for reaching their hoped-for selves. The virtual world currently includes one set of Edugames (ME GAMES) and will ultmimately include three additional Edugames - LOVE GAMES (Healthy Relationships); HAPPY GAMES (Managing stress and trauma) and PEACE GAMES (Avoiding and responding to violence at multiple levels).
ME GAMES is funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) for both Phase 1 and Phase II development and evaluation under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.
Reaching Athletes for Health and Help (RAHH) This is digital learning tool on a web-based platform with social media interfaces that focuses on teaching both coaches and athletes social and emotional learning skills and reducing risk factors most common to athletes. RAHH will be developed in three versions - 1) Adolescent Version for middle and high school athletes; 2) College Version for college level athletes and 3) Pro Version for professional athletes.
Supporting Schools Virtually REESSI is working in partnership with the University of Miami School of Medicine to pursue SBIR funding for a virtual learning and communications world that supports local school systems with the rapidly increasing number of immigrant children and their challenges related to assimilation and academic success.
PATIENT-CENTERED DISEASE EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT
Patient-Centered Education Apps These mobile education applications will include information for patients diagnosed with chronic diseases. The apps will focus on information and knowledge about the disease, treatments, medications and lifestyle management.
Diabetes Heart Disease Cancer Asthma
PUBLIC HEALTH ENHANCED
Planning and Implementing Programs in an Evaluation-Based Environment (PIPPEE) This will be a web-based digital tool that is linked to mobile apps, which focuses on improving the competence and capacity of public health workers to plan for, implement and evaluate programs that address health equity issues.
Maximizing Agencies’ Capacity to Evaluate Outcomes (MACEO) Evaluation Data and Information Tool for Health (EDITH) Health Equity Learning and Productivity Practice (HELPP)
Community Induced Ideas and Strategies for Changing Outcomes (CIISCO) This web and mobile-based tool will support local and state health departments and nonprofit hospitals in meeting their community needs assessment and community health improvement plan requirements.