The National Library of Medicine (NLM) awarded d’Vinci Interactive with an eLearning and assessment grant as part of their ongoing AIDS Community Information Outreach (ACIO) Program. As one of eight funded projects for 2016, d’Vinci will create an interactive eLearning course and assessment in partnership with POZ, an award-winning print and online information source for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The interactive course will be based on the popular POZ Basics materials and will be incorporated in the POZ website as well as other online sites. The course will be scenario-based and cover topics such as HIV prevention, HIV treatment, and how HIV impacts specific populations.
“We are delighted that d’Vinci Interactive sought this grant with POZ in mind. We are looking forward to partnering with them to create meaningful online learning and assessment materials that help us further educate people impacted by HIV/AIDS,” said Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., POZ editor-in-chief.
The eLearning course and assessment will complement POZ’s daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and social networks.
NLM grants support HIV/AIDS-related outreach to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This grant supports local programs that educate and inform HIV/AIDS patients, their caregivers and the affected community.
The course will be completed in early 2017 and distributed by POZ and the National Library of Medicine. d’Vinci will analyze usage of the eLearning course and assessments with the NLM.
About d’Vinci: d’Vinci Interactive partners with leading organizations to achieve results through education, learning, and technology. In business for over 20 years, d’Vinci develops learning experiences, educational websites and web and mobile applications. d’Vinci extends its capabilities through its parent company, JPL (JPLcreative.com), a creative agency that provides strategic marketing, internal communications, media production, and web development to regional, national and global brands.
About POZ: Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ magazine and POZ.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease. Offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals (150,000 members and counting) and community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7), POZ addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. From the newly diagnosed to long term survivors, from very young people to people aging with the virus, from people in the highest tax bracket to those on disability, POZ provides a platform for the HIV community to speak to one another, and the world at large. Together, POZ magazine and POZ.com reach more than 70 percent of all people living in the United States who are aware that they are HIV positive.