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Technology 174 - Action Behind Education

Chronic Illness and Disease Awareness (CIDA) is the only organization in our community that seeks to educate the Tri-Cities community about chronic illnesses. Research studies show that increasing numbers of community members have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses, exponentially growing the health illiteracy rate in our community. Recognizing this, the purpose of this project is titled “Action Behind Education”—action that will require a two-fold project. First, in order to improve health literacy in the Tri-Cities area it is necessary that CIDA increase the number of healthcare workshops conducted and simultaneously launch Computer Lab sessions that enable, promote awareness, and use of NLM resources. Second, in order to provide community members access to consumer health information it is vital that the Color My World Healthy Library at Carver Parks and Recreation Center (CP&R) be updated. CIDA’s primary objective in this project is to increase health literacy among children and seniors through expanding its workshops and creating new Computer Lab sessions that provide participants with increased access to NLM resources. CIDA purposes to accomplish this through frequent workshops at the CP&R. These workshops are written by the CIDA administration, reviewed for accuracy by Quillen College of Medicine Library librarians, and taught by ETSU students/health professionals to children at the CP&R. Along with these workshops, CIDA is determined to promote the awareness of NLM resources through new e-Library Computer Lab sessions. To further increase health literacy in the Tri-Cities area, CIDA aims to create an updated e-library that promotes the awareness and use of NN/LM resources. This e-library would have resources available for children and adults on various diseases, illness prevention techniques, and healthy lifestyle tips. It is our goal that this two-fold project will ultimately reduce health illiteracy in the Tri-Cities community.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Educator, K-12
General public
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Herb Greenlee
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Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
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