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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Community Health Fairs

Exhibiting at community health fairs is the most effective way of reaching out to our target population. Queens Library is very accessible. HealthLink is a five year initiative which purposes to increase access to cancer screening and care among medically underserved communities in Queens. Its staff often participates in fairs to share information about its services. While attending fairs, it is easier for people with questions about cancer to pick up printed resources with the benefit of anoymity that community fairs give to atendees. We want to use the award to purchase magnets and pens that will have the American Cancer Society phone number to encourage Queens residents to call to obtain referrals or general information.This technique will serve two purposes, as an incentive to stop at the exhibit table and to increase awareness of how accessible information about cancer is.

Organization:
Queens Library
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Monday, September 10, 2007 to Monday, December 31, 2007
Funding Amount: 
$500
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Consumers - Patients & Families
Other
Population
Inner city
Rural