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Empowering Youth to Access Reliable Health Information

CT-NAHN aims to improve the capacity of under-served adolescents and teens to locate and integrate reliable health information so they can make informed health decisions. The overall goal of the proposed project is to work with youth in Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford counties in CT. and enhance their access to local and national health information resources. We also want to improve the capacity of their teachers to incorporate health information resources and health literacy best practices into their classrooms. Our hope is that we will not only impact the youth we are working with, but also empower them to be able to help others (in their families, among their peers and in their communities) to access reliable health information, enabling more informed health decisions among various diverse and vulnerable populations.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Teens
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
Educator, K-12
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Jessica Alicea-Planas
Funding Source: 
NER
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$9877
Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded