During a four- to six-hour mini-academy lesson at the American University of Health Sciences AUHS, students will learn about First Aid, CPR, blood pressure, and body mass index BMI. Participants will learn the fundamentals of behavior change and develop a personal project to address how they can become health advocates in their own home and community. Participants will have the opportunity to show how information learned during the lesson could be used to reduce healthcare disparities in their community. Data gathered during the lesson will be presented at a gala event attended by family, friends, and community partners. Library staff will provide instruction using National Library of Medicine resources e.g., MedlinePlus, PubMed, HealthReach to illustrate basic wellness concepts and to collect data for the project presentation.

Project Details

Organization Name

American University of Health Sciences

Organization Type
Academic institution
All of Us
Faith-based organization
Health sciences library
Project Lead

June Kim

Start Date
May 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations