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Appendix. Examples of Stakeholders Involved in Technology Diffusion and Internet Access Initiatives

 
Stakeholder Category Application Developer
Stakeholder Apple
Contact Information www.apple.com/education/mobilecomputing
Comments Apple's iBook Wireless Mobile Lab initiative in schools may allow home computer access to students who are able to bring their wireless laptops home.
 
Stakeholder Category Application Developer, Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder AOL Time Warner Foundation
Contact Information www.aoltimewarnerfoundation.org
Comments The AOL Time Warner Foundation seeks to improve access to communications and information technology and make them more widely available. The foundation focuses its giving in four core areas: the digital divide, civic engagement, kids, and arts in the community.
 
Stakeholder Category Application Developer, Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder Intel Corporation and Foundation
Contact Information www.intel.com/community
Comments The Intel Foundation funds programs that advance math and science education, promote women and underrepresented minorities entering science careers, and increase public understanding of technology.
 
Stakeholder Category Application Developer, Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder Microsoft Corporation
Contact Information

www.microsoft.com/giving/display.asp?page=expanding

www.nten.org

Comments Microsoft Giving focuses on creating greater access to information technology in disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Microsoft Corporation makes grants of cash, software, and technical support to nonprofit organizations worldwide to help bring information technology to people and communities. Npower is the incubator of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network.
 
Stakeholder Category Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder ADC Foundation
Contact Information www.adc.com/aboutadc/adcfoundation/programs/#technology
Comments The ADC Foundation seeks to support innovative educational programs and organizations that support excellence in science and technology education and expand telecommunications access for the disadvantaged.
 
Stakeholder Category Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder BellSouth Foundation
Contact Information www.bellsouthfoundation.org/about/index.asp
Comments The BellSouth Foundation provides grants to improve outcomes for elementary and secondary students in select states. It also sponsors a health and education initiative.
 
Stakeholder Category Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder Digital Blackboard Foundation (formerly Washington Software Foundation)
Contact Information www.learningspace.org/digitalblackboard
Comments The Digital Blackboard Foundation supports outstanding teachers who open opportunities for students and close the education gap in schools and communities at risk. The foundation works to incorporate classroom technology into new educational practices to help these teachers improve students' performance.
 
Stakeholder Category Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder eBay Foundation
Contact Information www.pages.ebay.com/community/aboutebay/foundation/history.html
Comments The eBay Foundation's primary focus has been to support organizations that assist people in reaching their full potential through the creative application of technology.
 
Stakeholder Category Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder NEC Foundation of America
Contact Information www.necfoundation.org
Comments The NEC Foundation of America makes cash grants to nonprofit organizations with national impact in science and technology education, primarily at the secondary level, or the application of technology to assist people with disabilities.
 
Stakeholder Category Corporate Foundation
Stakeholder Verizon Foundation (formerly Bell Atlantic Foundation)
Contact Information http://foundation.verizon.com
Comments The Verizon Foundation focuses on literacy, the digital divide, workforce development, community technology development, and employee volunteerism.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Committee
Stakeholder Web-based Education Commission
Contact Information www.hpcnet.org/webcommission
Comments The mission of the Web-based Education Commission was to recommend actions to help ensure that all learners have full and equal access to the capabilities of the World Wide Web, and to ensure that online content and learning strategies are affordable and meet the highest standards of educational quality.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Funding
Stakeholder AmeriCorps
Contact Information www.americorps.org/digital/index.html
Comments AmeriCorps is a volunteer organization that brings the Internet to lower-income families, people of color, and those who live in rural areas. Members are helping Americans acquire the skills to use the Internet through one-on-one instruction to children and adults.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Funding
Stakeholder Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Contact Information www.imls.gov
Comments IMLS is an independent Federal agency supporting the Nation's 10,000 museums and 122,000 libraries. IMLS grant programs fund projects that promote literacy, provide free public access to the Internet, train individuals to use computers effectively, and provide educational and vital content on the Web.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Computer Donations Program, Computers for Learning
Contact Information www.lsc.usda.gov/computers.asp
Comments USDA's Computer Donations Program receives excess computers from Federal offices and repairs or refurbishes them for donations to schools. The Computers for Learning program places computers in classrooms and prepares children to be technologically apt. Children who are schooled at home are eligible to receive a computer.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Agriculture, Research on Rural Telecommunications, Economic Research Service (ERS)
Contact Information www.ers.usda.gov
Comments The Research on Rural Telecommunications Branch of ERS works on improving rural infrastructure. Recently, ERS conducted an assessment of Internet access and use by farmers in rural areas.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
Contact Information www.rurdev.usda.gov/rus
Comments RUS helps rural America finance electric, telecommunications, water, and wastewater projects and makes loans and grants for rural distance learning and telemedicine projects, particularly in rural areas with populations of fewer than 5,000 people. In addition, RUS is greatly expanding the efforts to bring broadband technology into rural households.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Contact Information www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/top/index.html
Comments NTIA administers the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) to bring digital networks to communities in the United States. This grant program provides matching grants to State, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit entities for model projects that demonstrate innovative uses of digital network technologies in underserved communities.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Education, Enhancing Education Through Technology, No Child Left Behind
Contact Information www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SST/edtech.html#grant
Comments The No Child Left Behind program of the U.S. Department of Education gives grants for computer technology and Internet access to schools and community centers.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology
Contact Information www.ed.gov/Technology/digdiv.html
Comments The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology provides substantial funding to help American schools and communities bridge the digital divide, reducing inequities in access to information technology and the Internet.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Contact Information http://telehealth.hrsa.gov
Comments HRSA’s Office for the Advancement of Telehealth funds telemedicine projects in the United States to help ensure equitable access to comprehensive, quality health care for all.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Contact Information www.hud.gov/neighborhoodnetworks
Comments HUD established Neighborhood Networks— innovative private and public partnerships establishing computer-based multiservice centers to help people in public and assisted housing learn critical computer skills and prepare for 21st-century jobs.
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Contact Information www.doleta.gov
Comments ETA seeks to ensure that American workers, employers, students, and those seeking work can obtain information, employment services, and training (including technology training).
 
Stakeholder Category Federal Government, Federal Funding
Stakeholder U.S. Department of Education, Community Technology Center Program
Contact Information www.ed.gov/offices/OVAE/AdultEd/CTC/index.html
Comments The Community Technology Center program funds local community technology centers that demonstrate the educational value of technology in urban, rural, and economically distressed communities.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Benton Foundation
Contact Information www.benton.org
Comments The Benton Foundation raises public awareness, understanding, and involvement in communications policy issues by educating the public and decisionmakers about the current issues involving the rapidly changing communications landscape. Benton’s Digital Divide Network chronicles the issues of the digital divide and provides “best practice” stories of efforts to reduce the digital divide, including those to increase home access to the Internet.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Contact Information www.gatesfoundation.org
Comments The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving people’s lives through increasing health and learning. It has three focus areas: education, libraries, and public access to information. Currently, the Community Access to Technology grant program is designed to assist nonprofit organizations in Washington State to deliver access to information technologies to State residents.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder California HealthCare Foundation
Contact Information www.chcf.org
Comments The California HealthCare Foundation focuses on several issues, including managed care, the uninsured, health policy and regulation, healthcare quality, and public health. The foundation has sponsored several analyses of privacy issues related to health Web sites, a series of reports on the future of e-health, and an “eHealth Reports” feature on its Web site.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Case Foundation, PowerUP
Contact Information www.powerup.org/index.shtml
Comments The Case Foundation provided $10 million to start PowerUP, a partnership of more than a dozen nonprofit organizations, major corporations, and Federal agencies to give underserved children access to technology and guidance on how to use it. The partnership focuses on increasing access to technology within schools and community centers.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Community Technology Foundation of California
Contact Information www.zerodivide.org
Comments The Community Technology Foundation of California works to bring existing and new communications and information technologies to California’s underserved communities. The foundation’s primary goal is to increase the access of underserved populations to basic and advanced telecommunications services as well as to provide the necessary education and training to use these services.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder J.C. Downing Foundation
Contact Information www.jcdowning.org
Comments The J.C. Downing Foundation supports efforts and projects in five program areas: education and human development, environmental research and preservation, fine arts, sports and athletics, and technology and communication.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder John and Mary R. Markle Foundation
Contact Information www.markle.org
Comments The John and Mary R. Markle Foundation promotes the development of communications programs that address public needs. A recent initiative involved expanding efforts for increasing household Internet access, resulting in the publication Toward a Framework of Internet Accountability.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Kellogg Foundation
Contact Information www.wkkf.org
Comments The Kellogg Foundation seeks to increase and support equal access to information and electronic media through education and policy support. Special attention is focused on vulnerable populations, especially youth.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation
Contact Information www.pgafoundations.com
Comments The Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation seeks to advance the development and growth of online learning experiences. The foundation primarily funds projects to design, test, produce, and evaluate digital content for education, including multimedia instructional materials and instructional software.
 
Stakeholder Category Independent Foundation
Stakeholder Waitt Family Foundation
Contact Information www.waittfoundation.org
Comments The Waitt Family Foundation is dedicated to eliminating the gap between those who have Internet access and those who do not through the PowerUP program and other online resources.
 
Stakeholder Category International Organization
Stakeholder United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS)
Contact Information www.unites.org
Comments UNITeS has compiled an extensive list of examples of volunteers, citizens, and grassroots advocates using handheld computer or phone devices as part of their community service, volunteering, or advocacy. UNITeS has produced an Online Software Directories for Handhelds.
 
Stakeholder Category Legislators
Stakeholder U.S. House of Representatives
Contact Information  
Comments Various bills have been introduced in the House to promote access to and the diffusion of broadband services and Internet-access devices.
 
Stakeholder Category Nonprofit Consortium
Stakeholder MarcoPolo
Contact Information www.marcopolo-education.org
Comments MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom is a consortium of national education organizations, State education agencies, and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation that is dedicated to providing the highest quality Internet content and professional development to teachers and students throughout the United States.
 

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Contents
Background on the Health Communication Focus Area in Healthy People 2010
Introduction to the Health Communication Action Plans
Objective 11-1. Internet Access in the Home
Objective 11-2. Improvement of Health Literacy
Objective 11-3. Research and Evaluation of Health Communication Programs
Objective 11-4. Disclosure of Information To Assess the Quality of Health Web Sites
Objective 11-5. Centers for Excellence in Health Communication
Objective 11-6. Healthcare Providers' Communication Skills
Acknowledgments/
Credits
Appendix. Examples of Stakeholders Involved in Technology Diffusion and Internet Access Initiatives