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HIV/2012 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects Awardees

Two sites in the MidContinental Region are recipients of the HIV/2012 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects. In total, the National Library of Medicine funded 13 projects that emphasized providing information or access in a way meaningful to their target community.

Red Ribbon Project (RRP) “Youth Skills Building Program” – Avon, CO

The Red Ribbon Project’s “Youth Skills Building Program” offers HIV/AIDS education to 6th – 12th grade students in Eagle County, CO.  Health educators using NLMs HIV/AIDS resources will offer culturally competent and age appropriate information in English and Spanish emphasizing prevention, risk reduction and skills building. Red Ribbon Project: www.redribbonproject.org.

Comunidades Unidas / Communities United “Community Outreach Project to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Health Information” – West Valley, UT

Comunidades Unidas / Communities United will partner with local community groups and the Spencer Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City to introduce NLMs HIV/AIDS information to the Latino population.  The project will focus on information retrieval skills development for health outreach workers (promotoras) and staff of local community based organizations. In addition, they will increase awareness in the Latino community of online and mobile HIV/AIDS information resources and establish computer labs at strategic locations within the Salt Lake City Latino community to enable access to needed information. Comunidades Unidas / Communities United: www.cuutah.org.

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