AoU 316 Improving Health Information Literacy with the EVMS Library: A Hampton Roads Community Initiative

As one of the only medical schools in the nation founded by a grassroots effort from the local community, Eastern Virginia Medical School EVMS is committed to addressing our communitys most pressing health needs through our educational, research, and clinical programs. The Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library EVMS Library shares in this commitment and believes that an Community Engagement Project award aligns with our vision. This award would enable the EVMS Library to help increase our local communitys healthcare literacy and awareness by working with existing initiatives on campus and partnering with our public libraries. As part of this endeavor we would promote the importance of ongoing research such as the Research Program and encourage community members to use freely available NLM resources. We previously received this award for the 2018-2019 awarding period. This additional funding will help to sustain and expand the progress we have made as of now.

Project Details

Organization Name

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Organization Type
Academic institution
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Project Lead

Esther Sarino

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
December 31, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public