Health Knowledge Monitoring and Response System Pilot Program
The Health Knowledge Monitoring and Response System (HKMRS) Pilot is a one-year effort that seeks to test the possibility of building upon a network of community monitoring, prevalence assessment, and response to disrupt the spread of inaccurate health information and deliver timely, relevant, and accurate health information at the local and national level.
The HKMRS Pilot uses the iHeard St. Louis project developed by the Missouri Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) team. The Pilot will use community partnerships to test the iHeard model’s potential for building health knowledge and trust in communities in Colorado, Texas and the Washington, D.C., region, including the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
The HKMRS Pilot is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Objectives of HKMRS Pilot:
- Use local community partnerships to test the possibility of expanding the iHeard model in different communities and public health settings to evolve a national health information monitoring and response system.
- Increase public knowledge of critical and timely health topics and reduce exposure to inaccurate information through a centralized rapid-response system.