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PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION

Planning/Assessment: Assessing Health Info Needs of Immigrants/Refugees in OR

To learn more about the Oregon refugee and immigrant populations? health information needs, Oregon Health and Science University will conduct preliminary assessment with the identified partners to better understand the communities. Partners involved with this assessment activity include the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR), OHSU?s Global Health Center?s Interprofessional Community Health & Education Exchange (iCHEE) and others. The PNR Network member will develop assessment questions related to the identified communities, conduct interviews with the identified partners, and conduct literature searches and related research. A final report will be shared with PNR. Expected outcomes of the project will be the assessment questions, interview and research results identifying demographics and existing health education activities for the communities, and a final report potentially identifying strategies to support next steps with the partners for potential unmet health information needs that could include future library training related to health literacy.

Organization:
Oregon Health & Science University at Portland
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Funding Amount: 
$2,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Population
International