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COVID-19 Health Information Access-What You Need!

The COVID-19 Health Information Access-What You Need to Know program is designed to train community members and healthcare professionals on strategies on how to manage information overload and combat misinformation. The goals of the program are to promote awareness of mis- and disinformation that lead to serious and harmful physical and mental consequences and to provide access to high quality electronic information resources to help make informed health care decisions relating to COVID-19. Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center (Miami-Dade AHEC) will provide two types of educational training/trainings. 1) Community Members Training: Miami-Dade AHEC will educate members of the community attending virtual or in-person health education trainings in diabetes self-management, Alzheimer’s Disease, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and tobacco cessation about the effects of COVID-19 among minority population; the importance of making informed health care decisions and benefit of managing mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 information overload 2) Health Professionals and Health Career Students: MDAHEC will provide a 60 minutes presentation virtual or in-person to health professionals and current college students enrolled in a health science program and educate on strategies designed to increase COVID-19 awareness; address misinformation and mistrust among underserved populations; increase awareness about the resources and services of the NIH, NLM, and CDC and disseminate health education materials from NIH, NLM and CDC.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Men
Seniors
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Suburban
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
HIV/AIDS
LGBTQ
Opioids
Vaping
African Americans or Black
Alaska Natives
American Indian
Asian
Latino or Hispanic
Native Hawaiians
Pacific Islanders
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
Public health professional
Project Lead:
Marilyn Roman
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$18975
Funding Period:
Dec 11, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded