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Promoting Health Through Digital Literacy

The goal of the Clayton County Library System Health Literacy Initiative is to teach library patrons (particularly minority and underserved populations in our community) how to search for and evaluate health information using MedlinePlus. We will introduce Health Literacy to our patrons using Digital Literacy, and incorporate training on Disaster Health and Clinical Trials.gov to provide information access to our public health and community health professionals throughout the County. Our goal is to improve awareness to and develop skills in locating high-quality, easy-to-understand health information. We plan to use a team approach to provide training to staff, and public & community health professionals in the county. This project supports the mission of the NNLM by promoting awareness of and access to evidence based consumer health information for members of an underserved health population, vital disaster preparedness information to health care providers, an introduction to Precision Medicine and an introduction to Medical Research & the benefits of Clinical Trials to our community. Our program is sustainable as we will partner with local health professionals, who along with out patrons will ultimately develop health literacy skills that will allow them to read and evaluate health related information, which can then be used to make informed decisions regarding healthcare. In addition to training, we will partner with the Clayton Health District (CAN) Community Health Network, All of Us Emory, All of Us Morehouse School of Medicine and the Hispanic Health Coalition of Ga to promote and recruit for All of US.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Children
Men
Seniors
Teens
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Suburban
All of Us
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Maternal Health
African Americans or Black
Asian
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
Educator, college & post-grad
Educator, K-12
Emergency preparedness and response
General public
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Student, college & post-grad
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Rosalind Kimber Lett
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19000
Funding Period:
Aug 27, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded