This health-based offline system (‘internet-in-a-box’) was designed specifically for use by individuals who do not have ready access to the internet and who are interested in improving their level of health literacy, self-care management skills and personal health care decision-making.  This primarily offline system was developed by the Extension Service at Montana State University in collaboration with the following partners on a project funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA:
    1. Gallatin County Detention Center
    2. Gallatin City-County Health Department
    3. Gallatin Mental Health Center
    4. Montana State University – Extension, College of Nursing, & Libraries
    5. Bozeman Public Library
    6. Medline Plus
    7. United States Department of Agriculture
    8. Plain Language Medical Dictionary
    9. National Institute of Aging
    10. Florida Literacy Coalition
    11. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region

The first use of this health-based offline system in an institutional setting is described in the following two publications available online:

  1. Young, D. & C. Weinert. 2013. Improving Health Literacy with Inmates. Corrections Today, 75(5):70-74.http://www.aca.org/ACA_PROD_IMIS/docs/ochc/Young_Weinert_Nov-DecCT13.pdf
  2. Kouame, G. & D. Young. 2014. Promoting Health Literacy and Personal Health Management with Inmates in a County Detention Center. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 14:172-179. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15323269.2014.888632

This ‘internet-in-a-box’ system is for non-commercial, personal or educational use only.  Any modification, copying and/or revision of the contents of the CD is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from David Young at dyoung@montana.edu

This project was funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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