RL Yr 4 UTSW: Building Partnerships for Community Health: 2014-2015
This project will focus on four major groups: (1) public librarians, library volunteers, and library patrons in Dallas and Northeast Texas; (2) nurses in Dallas; (3) staff, volunteers, and program participants in Dallas area health-related community organizations and social service agencies; 4) the general public, primarily Latinos and African Americans, attending major local health fairs. For the first group, public librarians will receive training on basic searching in PubMed; locating evidence based medicine and consumer health information in English and Spanish using MedlinePlus; and using other .gov sites. For the second group, nurses and health educators will receive training on basic searching in PubMed; locating evidence-based medicine and consumer health information in English and Spanish using MedlinePlus; and navigating other .gov and reliable health sites, such as NIH Senior Health, Genetics Home Reference, and AIDS Info. For the third group, key organizational stakeholders will receive training in the effective use of public, non-commercial web sites sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control. For the fourth group, demonstrations will be conducted at health fairs to show participants how to locate reliable consumer health information on MedlinePlus in English and Spanish and other .gov health sites.