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Health Information Outreach Award 58

We plan to support a partnership initiative of the Clayton State University Primary Health Clinic which is designed to increase access to care for the underserved and to increase the amount of primary care providers in Clayton County. Along with their internal partners the Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene and Exercise is Medicine (providing dental services and exercise therapy) and three community partners, Resurgia Health Solutions, (an innovative physician lead house call medical practice) Clayton County Board of Health (BOH)(responsible for health promotion, prevention, protection and preparedness planning) and Southern Regional Medical Center (the community hospital) will provide health services for these primary care patients. We will provide access to consumer health information for the underserved population and provide access to health information for the practitioners. We plan to hire a library school student or a health professional student for 10-20 hours/week and train them to search Medlineplus, NIHSenior Health, Teen Health and Health Reach, so that we can set up a health information station in the Clayton State Primary Health Clinic. We will also schedule train the trainer sessions with the Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Students, Nursing Students and Health Professions Faculty on how to access consumer health information for their clientele and health information for their clinical work. We will schedule classes for the underserved public at the Clinic, at various branches of the Clayton County Library System and at the Health Department. We will provide instruction on how to search for, locate and evaluate consumer health information and for health professionals how to search for health information and disaster preparedness information. We will also set up a Health Literacy Information Station that our student worker will staff. Our working will also work closely with the Health Navigator for the partnership.

Organization:
Clayton County Library System
Department:
Clayton County Library System
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Funding Amount: 
$5,000
Beneficiaries: 
Health Professionals - Dentists
Consumers - General Public
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Other
Health Professionals - Pharmacists
Health Professionals - Physicians
Librarians - Public/Other
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - Allied Health
Students - College
Disaster & Emergency Professionals/Responders
Educators
Population
African Americans
Hispanics/Latinos
Seniors