The purpose of this project is to provide the people of Camden, New Jersey with environmental health information that will help them understand the links between the air quality in their community and their respiratory health. The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University CMSRULibrary is planning a community outreach program that educates members of the public about the impact that air quality has on health in general, and its specific role in triggering asthma and other respiratory diseases. This health information will be presented in easy-to-understand, user-friendly ways that will make it accessible to all: The centerpiece of the project will be a free, public website that showcases National Library of Medicine information resources such as MedlinePlus and Tox Town. Additionally, there will be a series of expert-led environmental-health community events that can, in order to best meet the needs of attendees, be delivered either as in-person seminars or as teleconferences.
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University