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HIV/AIDS Community Outreach: Pilot Project

The proposed pilot project aims to promote awareness and demonstrate the use of National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS health information resources and MedlinePlus. At Charles R. Drew University (CDU), HIV/AIDS is one of five major areas of research, and this project will provide an avenue to disseminate reliable health information to many people who are impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Los Angeles. The Library Director will partner with two CDU HIV/AIDS faculty members who have a long history working in the local community. This pilot project will provide insight on how to develop workshops and training opportunities for people in the community who have a desire to learn more about the treatment, prevention, and management of HIV/AIDS. The primary goal of the project is to increase HIV/AIDS–related knowledge and awareness among people living with HIV/AIDS and others at risk among the racial/ethnic minority populations of South Los Angeles. The CDU Health Sciences Library will partner with CDU HIV/AIDS faculty to provide assistance in demonstrating HIV/AIDS information resources that are available from the National Library of Medicine. During the project period, HIV/AIDS information will be disseminated from the Oasis Clinic at CDU, including materials that are available from AIDSinfo, AIDSource, and MedlinePlus. In addition, materials will distributed on the CDU Mobile HIV van to participants within South Los Angeles.

Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Health care provider
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Darlene Kelly
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Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
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