Express Outreach Award 2005: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Title of Project: Consumer Health Information Community Service. The main objectives of the project are to: train and educate health professionals serving minority populations about MedlinePlus, PubMed and NLM databases, and to train and educate minority population on the use of computers and Internet to access MedlinePlus and PubMed. The target population are health professionals serving in local health clinics in minority areas and inner city San Diego, including the communites of Pacific Beach, Claremont, and Kearney Mesa; Senior Citizens in Pacific Beach, Claremont, Kearney Mesa and adjacent communities. The project will be promoted by making visits to local clinics and presentations to community groups; publicizing the project in the local newspaper and bulletins, including the session schedule in the calendar of events in these newspapers and bulletins; submitting press releases to the San Diego media, and submitting announcements and flyers to the local health professional associations and hospitals.