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Express Outreach Award 2004: University of California, San Diego

Title of Project: Lung Express @ Preuss. UCSD Medical Center Library, The Preuss School UCSD, and the San Diego Chapter of the American Lung Association are collaborating on a demonstration project that will bring a special curriculum on the respiratory system and lung health to a group of 6th grade students at the Preuss School UCSD. This demonstration project has the following main objectives for students: Increase student knowledge and awareness of their lungs and how breathing occurs; provide students with an understanding of the dangers of tobacco, how the tobacco industry operates and why it could prove harmful to lung health; Educating students regarding the most common chronic illness affecting children, asthma and how it can be managed; Raising student awareness regarding the importance of clean air and the role it plays in maintaining healthy lungs.

Organization:
University of California, San Diego
Department:
Medical Center Library
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Health Sciences Library
Hospital
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, April 1, 2004 to Thursday, September 30, 2004
Funding Amount: 
$4,300
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Librarians - Health Science
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Population
Youth-Teens