Support for International Change2011
Support for International Change (SIC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to limiting the burden of HIV/AIDS in rural, underserved communities. It provides education in schools, workplaces, and community centers, and offers counseling and testing. Medical School student David Yongwoo Seo’s project goal was to leverage existing mobile technology in order to make the evaluation of services more efficient and automated. He coordinated with a mobile survey partner to set up the necessary hardware and software; modified SIC’s existing patient evaluation questions to best fit the format of the short message service (SMS) survey; created and delivered a training program to community health workers how to execute a survey using this platform; piloted the survey and assessed initial outcomes; and monitored technical and methodological issues to optimize the next survey.