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Express Outreach Award 2010: Consumer Health Initiatives for Asian and Hispanic Communities in CA

Socioeconomically disadvantaged immigrants or migrant workers constitute a large percentage of Asian and Hispanic populations in the targeted audience. These populations are often unaware of available medical online resources that are invaluable tools for making informed health related decisions about disease management and prevention and also health promotion. High school and college students are highly encouraged to attend training classes with their family members. They can become a resource person in the non-English speaking family households. The objectives of this project are to: 1. Improve access to quality online consumer health resources (English, Chinese, Hispanic) 2. Promote the awareness and use of MEDLINEPlus, PubMed (if appropriate) and other resources by the National Institute of Health 3. Conduct workshops on PubMed, MEDLINE Plus and other trustworthy bilingual (Chinese/English, Spanish/English) consumer health resources 4. Maximize the quality of retrieved information 5. Empower consumers to make an informed decision on health-related issues

Organization:
University of California, San Francisco
Department:
Library and Center for Knowledge Management
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, April 15, 2010 to Thursday, April 14, 2011
Funding Amount: 
$12,500
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Librarians - Public/Other
Other
Population
Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latinos
Youth-Teens