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.