Express Outreach Award 2010: Youth Enrichment in Science | Junior Nurse Program
With the goals to promote outreach by the American University of Health Sciences to share expertise and resources with minorities not normally reached, to encourage community-focused activities in support of the NN/LM mission, and to improve access to health information for those health consumers without adequate access to health sciences library and information services, American University of Health Sciences Library envisions the Youth Enrichment in Science | Junior Nurse Program (YES) as outreach to the community, especially minority populations. YES is a cooperation between AUHS and Signal Hill Elementary School. Under the situation of health care disparities, the purpose of YES is to have more youth, especially minorities, learn basic knowledge and get involved in the medical and science fields, as well as encourage their future careers in these fields. Through this project, the community will be able to access information related to health, medicine, and science to meet personal needs, listen to interesting stories from AUHS students, and have hands-on experience in health care.