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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) wanted to expand its reach and influence by giving its agency Web site a modern update—by making it mobile-friendly—to increase the digital distribution of its content.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) wanted to expand its reach and influence by giving its agency Web site a modern update. This update required improved site navigation, search, design, and user experience; streamlined content; and an easy-to-use content management system.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) asked IQ Solutions to enhance the new version of the Web site, healthypeople.gov, to coincide with the kickoff of Healthy People 2020, the decade-long initiative to improve our Nation’s health.
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) requested that IQ Solutions develop an app for mobile devices that would offer consumers an easy way to keep track of the dietary supplements they take each day.
Every day, approximately 10 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. A report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse brought to light an important insight: in many of these cases, the use of non-injection drugs is a factor that can lead to risky behavior and ultimately HIV.
As a way to reach teens using social media, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) wanted to create an online interactive venue for teens. To meet this goal, IQ Solutions created the Sara Bellum Blog, which allows NIDA to interact with young people on their own turf and share relevant information about the effects of drug use in a way that would hold the interest of this age group.
NIDA tasked IQ Solutions to market its Virtual Information Center online resources and information to the education community. In response, IQ Solutions created the NIDA Goes Back to School campaign designed to get NIDA’s resources and information into the hands of school educators and administrators throughout the Nation.
In an effort to reach teens with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s substance abuse prevention message, IQ Solutions developed partnerships with SAMHSA, Marvel Comics, and The Elks USA to create a comic book addressing substance abuse issues.
In 2004, the birth rate for Latina teens was more than twice the national average, and from 1990–2006, the teen birth rate among Latinas increased in 18 states and Washington, DC, while the birth rate among white and African American teens declined.
As many as 9 out of 10 Americans have limited health literacy skills, meaning that they have trouble understanding complex health information. As more health information and services move online, Web developers and professionals must find new and better ways to communicate health information to the public.
A vision of “One SAMHSA” led the Agency’s leadership to request that IQ Solutions combine SAMHSA’s two clearinghouses as one. Using Amazon.com as a model, IQ Solutions created store.samhsa.gov as the publications and information hub for the SAMHSA website.
With a successful social marketing campaign already underway, IQ Solutions needed to take advantage of the momentum we had achieved and make the most of NIDA’s important message: that non-injection drug use can lead to risky behaviors and ultimately HIV.
Since 1999, IQ Solutions has provided support for the NIDA International Forum. The Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers around the globe.