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Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) Health Education Project

The PRCC, in collaboration with health and human community-based organizations, faith-based groups, and All of Us (AoU) partners, including the IL Precision Medicine Consortium and NNLM, proposes to develop and implement culturally, linguistically- and health literacy-appropriate community outreach and education programs targeting Latino families, the elderly, LGBTQ, the disability community, and other vulnerable populations. The project activities follow community engagement and empowerment approaches with the main goal to support the work of the NNLM while facilitating recruitment and retention of participants to All of Us that will ultimately contribute to meeting the national program goal of enrolling one-million persons of diverse backgrounds that will participate in future studies to advance personalized medicine. During January 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, the project will develop bilingual educational materials, conduct health education events and engage in other community outreach activities, including linkages with MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Espanol, a consumer friendly, evidence-based health information from the National Library of Medicine.

Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
All of Us
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
General public
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Melissa Banerjee
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
Funding Amount: 
Funding Period:
Jan 1, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
In Progress