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Health-Info-Equity: Delivering Accurate Information in Southern New Jersey AHEC Communities

Project Health-Info-Equity will provide AHEC Scholar learning activities and take-away outreach consumer health materials to help them understand what is health information literacy. This will provide them with skills they can use to educate their current and future primary care patients about simple and consistent ways that online information can be assessed for accuracy, potential biases, and intention. Just as there are healthcare inequities that perpetuate illness and premature mortality, health information inequities can lead to inaccurate beliefs, wasted income, and behavioral choices with negative health consequences. Besides creating a curriculum for AHEC Scholars, the project will also provide National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information material and originally designed healthcare provider pocket cards. An assessment of how health information distribution takes place in the seven AHEC counties will be evaluated. AHEC Scholars interested in health information careers can participate in this community evaluation.

Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Children
Men
Seniors
Teens
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Rural
Suburban
All of Us
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
HIV/AIDS
LGBTQ
Maternal Health
NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative
Vaping
African Americans or Black
American Indian
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Charles J Greenberg
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$2526
Funding Period:
Jan 14, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
In Progress