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08 Feed, Read, and Grow: Determining the Efficacy of an Educational Song-based Health Literacy Model Using Feedback from Blue Ridge Family Wellness Board

Divya Rengarajan, OMS III; Harsha Bhagtani, MD, FAAP; David T Redden, PhD; Silvia N Jaimes Ocazionez, MD, FAAP; Carolina Smales, BS/MS Chemical Engineering Corresponding author:

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus, Carilion Children’s, Carilion Clinic, Carilion Children’s Therapies Department, Roanoke Public Libraries, The Joy of Interaction Neuron, Connected Community Consulting (C3)

Feed, Read, and Grow is a multidisciplinary collaboration focused on improving access to health, food, and literacy resources. Using educational YouTube videos which feature an original song in English and Spanish, the goal is to educate caregivers on specific subjects, model healthy interactions among children and families, encourage safe living, and build resiliency. Although the internet is a limitless source of advice, having one curated source of information for caregivers that is endorsed by a multitude of professionals, ranging from pediatricians to safety specialists, will increase the ease with which accurate and high-quality information can be disseminated to the community. Before being published, however, the educational musical videos were viewed by a secluded group of providers who gave valued feedback on how to improve the videos for the general public. We premiered one video which focused on ways for parents to meaningfully connect with their baby. This video contained 1-2 minutes of recommendations from professionals, specifically our collaborating trauma-informed care specialists, along with 2-3 minutes of song, created by health analyst and

singer-songwriter Carolina Smales, known by the stage name of Carol Joy. The study’s focus group consisted of the Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Family Wellness Board, composed of individuals who work in various underserved and at-risk members of the community, including parents. Participants filled out a questionnaire to determine their understanding of the video’s message, their likelihood in sharing the video with others, and any general comments to improve the videos’ quality and generalizability before releasing them to the general public. We utilized tests for Binomial proportions to test whether the proportion of individuals reporting high levels of response (‘A Great Deal’ or ‘Quite a bit’ differed from 50%. In addition, we used Chi-square tests of Association to test whether proportions changes overtime. For changes over time, we observed the joy measurement move from 36.4 % to 72.7%, p = 0.0992, the interested measurement move from 81.8 % to 90.9%, p = 0.5, the entertained measurement move from 27.3 % to 81.8%, p = 0.0104, the inspired measurement move from 45.5 % to 90.0%, p = 0.0426, the thankful measurement move from 81.8% to 90.9%, p = 0.5, the optimistic measurement

move from 45.5 % to 100%, p = 0.0062, the hopeful measurement move from 63.6 % to 100%, p = 0.0453). 90.9% of the respondents indicated they learned something new (p = .0067) and 100% would recommend the training. In collecting feedback from this group of community providers, we have a better understanding of how to improve the current videos to increase their quality and generalizability. While creating and editing future videos, our primary goal will be to create content that shows diversity as seen within the community we want to serve. We are enthusiastic about the initial reception of the videos and look forward to collecting more feedback from different groups in the community.

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