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Clearing the Air: Educating the Camden Community about Air Quality and Respiratory Health

The purpose of this project is to provide the people of Camden, New Jersey with environmental health information that will help them understand the links between the air quality in their community and their respiratory health. The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU)Library is planning a community outreach program that educates members of the public about the impact that air quality has on health in general, and its specific role in triggering asthma and other respiratory diseases. This health information will be presented in easy-to-understand, user-friendly ways that will make it accessible to all: The centerpiece of the project will be a free, public website that showcases National Library of Medicine information resources such as MedlinePlus and Tox Town. Additionally, there will be a series of expert-led environmental-health community events that can, in order to best meet the needs of attendees, be delivered either as in-person seminars or as teleconferences.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Men
Seniors
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Urban
All of Us
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Benjamin Saracco
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19999
Funding Period:
Jun 9, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded