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American University of Health Sciences Training Project

During a four- to six-hour mini-academy lesson at the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS), students will learn about First Aid, CPR, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI). Participants will learn the fundamentals of behavior change and develop a personal project to address how they can become “health advocates” in their own home and community. Participants will have the opportunity to show how information learned during the lesson could be used to reduce healthcare disparities in their community. Data gathered during the lesson will be presented at a gala event attended by family, friends, and community partners. Library staff will provide instruction using National Library of Medicine resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, PubMed, HealthReach) to illustrate basic wellness concepts and to collect data for the project presentation.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Teens
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
June Kim
Funding Source: 
PSR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2018
Funding Amount: 
$2000
Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
Project Status:
In Progress