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This presentation will share information about a project funded by the All of Us project in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine. It showcases the use of podcasts to promote health literacy and inform the Latinx community about relevant health topics, during the Covid -19 Pandemic. It is a collaboration of Spanish speaking healthcare providers, librarians, and community organizers. The goal is to educate and reduce misinformation within this community about relevant health issues.
Brenda Linares, MLIS, MBA, AHIP, currently works at KUMC’s Dykes Library as the School of Nursing librarian. She has been a medical librarian for 14 years. In her current job as a Health Sciences Librarian to the School of Nursing, she has help co-teach a Health Literacy class (NURS 327) with three other Nursing Faculty where we focus on the importance of evidence-based information, research, communication, and cultural humility. She has also received grants to collaborate and work on outreach projects to promote patient and consumer health education resources. She has worked with diverse populations promoting health literacy and consumer health education. She was a co- PI in an outreach project with the director of JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health to promote credible health information. The project involves partnering with with Spanish-speaking professionals to record Spanish podcasts on health topics relevant to the LatinX community. Her interests include outreach, consumer health, instruction and technology, health literacy, patient education, and research. She holds a BS in Finance from California State University Northridge (CSUN), a Masters in Library Science from University of California (UCLA), and a Masters in Business Administration from North Carolina State University (NCSU).