AoU 345 The Biomedical Research Education in Community Settings Project BRECS Project

The BRECS Project teaches minority residents, public library, and community center staff in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area the benefits of participating in biomedical research and how to access online health information from the National Library of Medicine via the following mechanisms: 1 learning sessions offered at partnering community organizations and/or churches, 2 hands-on training at community centers and public libraries, and 3 webinars. The BRECS Project provides various mechanisms for residents learn in a manner that best meets their needs and learning styles and provides tools for local librarians to help TEA sustain community learning. The BRECS Project will help to improve health literacy, allow residents to participate in biomedical research, and play an active role in improving their health and the health of others.

Project Details

Organization Name

Taking Effective Action, Inc.

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Faith-based organization
HIV services
Project Lead

Gertie Hurley

Start Date
November 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans