Johns Hopkins University – Center For Communication Programs

The Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) produces a Client Provider Interaction (CPI) CD-ROM that is a comprehensive resource for information related to public health client provider interaction. The package includes tried and tested tools and guidance in areas such as provider focused interventions, client and community focused interventions, management focused interventions, and research and evaluation tools.

The (JHU/CCP) CPI CD contains materials from four resource categories: Provider Focused Interventions, Client and Community Focused Interventions, Management Focused Interventions and Research, and Evaluation Tools. QAI provided and facilitated a CD-ROM solution that included the best practices for programming, monitoring, and evaluation of the resource categories. QAI used Adobe Acrobat and customized plug-ins to build the format and functionality of the CD design. The CD was designed with a particular target audience in mind and included functionality that made it easy to use and was applicable to people living in third world developing countries.

The four document categories consist of data from MicrosoftÒ Word, Power Point, POPLINE database PDF templates, and Standard digital format photographs to PDF that are used and provided by JHU for QAI to construct the framework of the CD-ROM. The CD will also include digital audio and video files provided by JHU to support the first collection of data. This data was used to create navigation from POPLINE category pages as well as used to navigate from a table of contents with four main categories. The CD-ROM included a PDF based solution that provides the end-users the capability of searching and navigating throughout the CD-ROM’s content.

QAI’s product for this project was an AutoRun program that launched a custom designed FlashÔ projector that plays a short animation ending with a couple of paragraphs of introduction text and a continue button. With the exception of these two programs, the remainder of the CD contents was designed in PDF format.

JHU provided QAI with several data formats that required conversion to PDF. In the case of soft files, QAI utilized Adobes’ Distiller and Postscript rendering techniques to produce PDF files. Hard copies were scanned and converted to PDF (image + hidden text) to enable users to perform full text searches. Other than cropping of the images, clean up of the files was not required. In order to create navigation and retrieval of these files, several action icons were used. i.e. Next page, previous page, return to table of contents, return to search results, and print article. Five standard buttons were created that appear on the left pane of each document.