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Targeting the Displaced Marshallese Community Living in Arkansas to Increase Awareness of NLM's Health Information Resources

This project will increase awareness of authoritative health and science resources from the National Library of Medicine for the Marshallese population in Arkansas and health professionals who provide health services to the Marshallese. It will fund three desktop computers and three printers, classes for health workers who are community members and capable to communicating their training to the Marshallese community at large, health fairs, educational materials, and necessary travel.The UAMS Outreach team will be working with PearlMcElfish, PhD,MBA and Nia Aitaoto, PhD, co-directors of the Center for Pacific Islander Health, for education and onsite activities. They have a history with the community and have been working closely with them.

Organization:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
Department:
Medical Library
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Funding Amount: 
$9,999
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Health Professionals - Other
Population
Pacific Islanders
Other