Express Outreach Award 2005: Student-Run Clinics Training, UC Davis
In this project, student staff at two clinics affiliated with the UC Davis School of Medicine will be educated and trained to use MedlinePlus, PubMed, and other NLM databases. Once trained, the students will provide training to clinic attendees on using computers and the Internet, to make patients aware of consumer health resources. The clinics involved are the Paul Hom Asian Clinic and the Shifa Clinic, which primarily serve patients who lack adequate insurance and health care due to language or cultural barriers. The project director will provide 15 training sessions covering topics such as obtaining consumer health information resources using MedlinePlus, an introduction to other health resources on the Web, and evaluating health information sources.