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Express Outreach: Dental Village Express Outreach Program

The project goal is to improve patient health information literacy by utilizing the patient?s dental visit (both at the Dental Village private practice and at Dental Village community outreach sites) as a setting to offer hands-on training on how to utilize National Library of Medicine resources to help patients answer their oral health, medication and medical questions (instead of relying on Google). The expected outcome is empowerment of multicultural, immigrant and underserved children, adolescents, and adults by teaching them how to use their smartphones, IPads and laptops to access online health information. The message to the patient is that oral health is part of their overall health.

Organization:
Children's International Health Relief
Department:
NA
Organization Type:
Community Based
Public Health Organization
Funded Dates: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 to Saturday, April 30, 2016
Funding Amount: 
$15,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - Patients & Families
Population
International