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Providing access to health information documents and promoting health education.

Healthdove Inc. is seeking this funding to expand their health information resources with the objective of increasing health literacy and reducing health disparities. The objective is to increase health literacy by distributing health information through the development of a newsletter, the implementation of health talk radio app and a series of health presentations/screenings in the community. Individuals will be able to use the information to make informed decisions about their health. Our program is based on the evidence that there is no health education program in the Virgin Islands that offer solely health information and health newsletter to enable individuals to make decisions concerning their health. Research has shown that there is a relationship between low health literacy and health disparity. Individuals need to understand health information to take better care of themselves.

Organization:
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Men
Seniors
Teens
Women
Rural
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, college & post-grad
General public
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Project Lead:
Ronda Herbert
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$15000
Funding Period:
Jan 18, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Completed