Chronic Illness and Disease Awareness CIDA is the only organization in our community that seeks to educate the Tri-Cities community about chronic illnesses. Research studies show that increasing numbers of community members have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses, exponentially growing the health illiteracy rate in our community. Recognizing this, the purpose of this project is titled Action Behind Educationaction that will require a two-fold project. First, in order to improve health literacy in the Tri-Cities area it is necessary that CIDA increase the number of healthcare workshops conducted and simultaneously launch Computer Lab sessions that enable, promote awareness, and use of NLM resources. Second, in order to provide community members access to consumer health information it is vital that the Color My World Healthy Library at Carver Parks and Recreation Center CP&R be updated. CIDAs primary objective in this project is to increase health literacy among 86 and 89 through expanding its workshops and creating new Computer Lab sessions that provide participants with increased access to NLM resources. CIDA purposes to accomplish this through frequent workshops at the CP&R. These workshops are written by the CIDA administration, reviewed for accuracy by Quillen College of Medicine Library librarians, and taught by ETSU students/health professionals to 86 at the CP&R. Along with these workshops, CIDA is determined to promote the awareness of NLM resources through new e-Library Computer Lab sessions. To further increase health literacy in the Tri-Cities area, CIDA aims to create an updated e-library that promotes the awareness and use of NN/LM resources. This e-library would have resources available for 86 and 88 on various diseases, illness prevention techniques, and healthy lifestyle tips. It is our goal that this two-fold project will ultimately reduce health illiteracy in the Tri-Cities community.
Carver Parks and Recreation Center