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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Mentoring Health Careers through Health Information Projects for High School and Middle School

The Health Sciences Library staff at the Hofstra North Shore?LIJ School of Medicine proposes a partnership with the medical students to expand upon current service learning initiatives by targeting the high school and middle school students and staff in a local school district for health literacy and education projects. Activities will include developing and conducting educational sessions for the Health Related Careers Course, providing information about health and science careers, conducting educational health fairs for students and their families, hosting visits to the School of Medicine and North Shore?LIJ Health System including interaction with students and staff, outreach with school librarians and nurses, development of customized resources (a consumer health information web portal, video tutorials, and print tools) to support all of the activities, and potential use of the web portal, tutorials, and resources for outreach to additional teen and consumer populations in Nassau county.

Organization:
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Department:
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Funding Amount: 
$29,832
Beneficiaries: 
Students - Health Professionals
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - Nurses
Librarians - Public/Other