National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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GREATER MIDWEST REGION

Outreach: Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care

This project will improve health information literacy and access to mental health care by 1. Educating youth on how to access existing and new Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) youth mental health information posted on MedlinePlus, 2. Updating and translating into Spanish the existing DBSA youth mental health information that is posted on MedlinePlus and HealthReach, 3. Uploading new DBSA youth mental health information on MedlinePlus and HealthReach in both English and Spanish, 4. Delivering workshops and webinars that educate and train youth and their parents on how youth can access greater mental health care and treatment options for themselves or their children through insurance benefits already available to them. 5. Training them on how to work with insurance plans when benefits are denied. 6. Post workshop presentation and webinar on MedlinePlus. 7. Work with community partners to increase knowledge of these tools. 8. Include training on how to use MedlinePlus in workshops and webinars.

Organization:
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Midwest Region
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Other
Funded Dates: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Funding Amount: 
$20,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Physicians
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Librarians - Public/Other
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - Mental Health
Educators
Health Administrators
Population
Inner city
Rural
Youth-Teens