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Case Studies

In order to improve our service performance and broaden our skill sets, CADE is constantly exploring new activity areas and emerging fields of online development. The projects below are just some of the ventures we’ve recently completed.

IDPH Learning Management System

Faced with the threat of bioterrorism and virus outbreaks, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) had to assess whether its workforce was ready to address potential threats and improve its employees’ role-based competencies. The IDPH Learning Management System (LMS) is a customized online solution designed to assist the state in its objective of total emergency preparedness.

IDPH LMS Case Study

MCHCOM Communications Portal

The federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau needed to transform its web site into a high traffic portal, with fully integrated live webcasts and archived training resources.

MCHCOM Web Site Case Study

IPHFI Response Capacity Inventory

The Illinois Public Health Futures Institute was entrusted with rolling out the Public Health Preparedness and Response Capacity Inventory to all local health departments in the state. CADE created a web-based version of the Inventory and coordinated training and technical support around its release schedule. The data was scored and analyzed according to CDC algorithms using SAS statistical analysis software.

IPHFI Inventory Case Study

OHRC Online Training

Improving children’s oral health management is a critical issue for public health professionals pursuing Healthy People 2010 goals. CADE developed a series of online oral health training modules in collaboration with the Oral Health Resource Center.

OHRC Online Training Case Study

UIC Course Evaluation Questionnaire System

Schools and colleges at the University of Illinois at Chicago were searching for a more practical and budget-friendly alternative to their paper-based course evaluations and questionnaires. CADE built a full-feature online system that is reliable, accurate, easy to use and manage, and guaranteed to generate high responses rates.

UIC CEQ System Case Study

AMCHP Conference Archives

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) wanted to boost the impact of its annual face-to-face meeting. Online conference archives—combining video, slides and transcripts—present an effective and cost-efficient means to extend the longevity and reach of the meeting.

AMCHP Conference Archive Case Study