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PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION

Express Outreach: Equipping Peer Language Navigators for Outreach in Anchorage, Alaska Communities

The goal of this project is to increase the number of Peer Language Navigators who are equipped with the knowledge of and ability to access and use high quality consumer health information. To accomplish this, the project will build on the experience of The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative (TAHLC) with Peer Language Navigators (PLNs) to advance health literacy. Specifically, it will train selected PLNs to utilize National Library of Medicine resources such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, and the Arctic Health web sites to identify relevant, credible health information to share with community members to promote health. There will be a total of 4 training sessions as well as monthly support meetings to augment training, answer questions and address concerns the PLNs encounter while conducting their community outreach activities.

Organization:
Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative
Department:
Not Applicable
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 to Thursday, April 30, 2015
Funding Amount: 
$15,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce