Additionally, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer on this discussion some of the more common questions we receive (and heard yesterday on the cyber-seminar):
Has this tool been used among any of the the (only) three federally recognized tribes who have a CDC funded comprehensive cancer prevention plan?
- Not yet but it is now ready for them to use. The MIYO system was lacking in images appropriate for reaching Alaska Native populations. We worked with Jozieta Slatton at Arctic Slope Native Association to identify a photographer with whom she previously had worked for a BCCEDP photoshoot. A photoshoot was commissioned in Summer 2011, images were reviewed and selected by program coordinators and managers at the three tribal organization who have funding through the CDC CRCCPs and those photos were purchased by the MIYO project. These photos are now available in MIYO. All photos in MIYO have the appropriate signed photo release which allows the images to be used in the health promotion materials created in MIYO.
Can you talk a little more about how text message interventions are created using the MIYO tool?
- MIYO does not create text messaging interventions. What it does is provide users access to 53 brief messages that may be used in resources with limited character requirements such as on payroll check stubs or in text messaging. This feature is located within the "create new resources" tab and is listed under the "Client reminder" strategy. The user checks the box next to the messages s/he would like to use, then selects "Create doc" and saves the file for future reference or for forwarding as requested by partners or other collaborators. This is a resource available within MIYO but does not allow for customization by users.
Iis MIYO only available for colon cancer information?
- MIYO is currently available for colorectal cancer information and for clinical trials recruitment. The clinical trials version of MIYO is much smaller in scale and was a pilot project with NCCCPs and NCI. We used the lessons learned from it to build the colorectal MIYO. You may use the pilot system but will need to register a separate account due to the fact that MIYO isn't currently one platform that allows access to resources for addressing multiple diseases or programs. Please use the following address to create a MIYO account for Clinical trials. http://miyo.gwb.wustl.edu/newuser.php?project=106.
- To create a MIYO account for colorectal cancer resources, please use the following address: http://miyo.gwb.wustl.edu/newuser.php?project=103
Once you have created an account (CRC or clinical trials), you should immediately be able to log in. For future visits to MIYO, please use and bookmark www.miyoworks.org to access the system.
- MIYO for HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening is not currently available to users not involved in that project but we are exploring ways to open it up for broader use. MIYO does not currently have resources available for breast and cervical cancer but we are actively exploring opportunities that will allow us to expand the tool to include small media and client reminder resources for both. Tobacco quitline MIYO is currently only available to participants in the Missouri's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Is there a cost associated with using MIYO?
- No, the MIYO system is free and anyone may use it. The only cost to the user is to the time to create the resources and the cost to print what you have created.