P.I.Advocates will provide a mobile hands-on computer workshops in health literacy, computer literacy and web navigation strategies. In support of the National Network of Libraries Medicines mission, PIAs Mobile Training Model will focus outreach efforts on minority and other underserved populations. We will teach strategies for accessing and navigating electronic medical portals developed by NIH for easy-to-understand health information using medlineplus.gov as their go-to-medical website. We will introduce our targeted population to the most effective use of health information and decision-support resources that hold the promise of promoting healthy behaviors, preventing costly and debilitating illnesses, and improving health outcomes when disease or poor health conditions occurs. We will embrace an overall attempt to close the digital divide and raise health literacy levels in poor communities of the Washington, DC Area. According to CDC health literacy can save lives, save money and improve the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
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