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AoU 345 The Biomedical Research Education in Community Settings Project (BRECS Project)

The BRECS Project teaches minority residents, public library, and community center staff in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area the benefits of participating in biomedical research and how to access online health information from the National Library of Medicine via the following mechanisms: (1) learning sessions offered at partnering community organizations and/or churches, (2) hands-on training at community centers and public libraries, and (3) webinars. The BRECS Project provides various mechanisms for residents learn in a manner that best meets their needs and learning styles and provides tools for local librarians to help TEA sustain community learning. The BRECS Project will help to improve health literacy, allow residents to participate in biomedical research, and play an active role in improving their health and the health of others.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Urban
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Project Lead:
Gertie Loretta Hurley
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2019
Funding Amount: 
$14972
Funding Period:
Nov 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2020
Project Status:
Completed