Change will be canceled today, since most UW operations are suspended due to icy conditions.
-Philip On Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 12:39 PM Philip Garrison <phili...@cs.washington.edu wrote: > Reminder: the Change seminar will meet tomorrow in CSE 203, with a talk by > Cliff Schmidt. > > *Title:* Audio and Analytics: Strengthening Health Knowledge and Outcomes > in Remote Communities > > *Abstract: *In the most isolated and remote communities in Ghana and > Kenya, citizens face challenges in accessing credible, consistent > information about their health, well-being, and rights. Low literacy > combined with poor infrastructure, low nurse-patient ratios, and limited > access to mainstream media are barriers to the development of thriving and > resilient communities. To address these development challenges, Amplio > Network’s partners in Ghana and Kenya leverage the Talking Book, a rugged, > hand-held, battery-powered audio device, which provides on-demand access to > information for people who can't read. Our partners use Talking Books to > deliver targeted, behavior change messaging in the form of interviews, > songs, and dramas in local languages and dialects, to inform, educate, and > prompt rural communities to practice and adopt key behaviors to reduce > poverty, generate demand for essential services, and improve community > health and protection outcomes. A recent randomized control trial > co-designed by UNICEF Ghana found that people with access to health > messages on Talking Books were 50% more likely to use bed nets and 50% more > likely to wash their hands with soap. > > On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 4:18 PM Philip Garrison < > phili...@cs.washington.edu> wrote: > >> Please join us for Change next Tuesday (Feb 5) at noon in CSE 203. >> >> *Who:* Cliff Schmidt, of Amplio <https://www.amplio-network.org/> >> *When:* Tuesday, Feb 5, 12-1pm >> *Where:* CSE 203 >> >> Cliff will speak about his time running Amplio Network (formerly Literacy >> Bridge), a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that uses its Talking Book >> audio device to help global partners amplify and widen their impact. Topics >> may include: the Talking Book technology, the business model, evaluation >> approaches, and/or partnerships. >> >> *Bio* >> Cliff founded Amplio Network (formerly named Literacy Bridge) in 2007 to >> address global poverty and disease by making practical agriculture and >> health knowledge accessible to those who need it most. He led the >> development of an audio-based mobile device called the “Talking Book” for >> people with minimal literacy skills living in rural areas without >> electricity or Internet access. Cliff received the Microsoft alumni >> Integral Fellow Award presented by Bill and Melinda Gates twice (in 2010 >> and 2014) and was selected as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative by >> President Bill Clinton. He received the top prize at the Tech Awards in >> 2012 and Computerworld Honors in 2013 and was featured by the PBS Newshour >> as one of five Agents for Social Change in 2013. >> >> Prior to starting Amplio Network, Cliff was a software developer for >> Microsoft and a nuclear engineering officer for the U.S. Navy Submarine >> Force. Cliff holds a B.S. in cognitive science from MIT and an M.S. in >> computer science and engineering from the University of Washington. Cliff >> loves music and playing tenor saxophone. >> _______________________________________________ >> change mailing list >> firstname.lastname@example.org >> https://changemm.cs.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/change >> > _______________________________________________ > change mailing list > email@example.com > https://changemm.cs.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/change >
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