Health Info Services: Healthy Teeth and Healthy Bodies
The Backpack Academy (BPA) will install an onsite kiosk of health care pamphlets and information to be shared to the broader African American community. The funds will also provide a stipend to contract with a dental hygienist as well as a health care practitioner who will provide lectures and demonstrations to encourage students and families to take care of their bodies. The MedlinePlus.gov website will be demonstrated during workshop lectures, and serve as a supportive informational link for families to follow-up with, after scheduled monthly lectures. Also, workshop evaluations, completed by each participant, will list sections of MedlinePlus.gov as a source for additional information on the specific topic.