Clearing the Air: Educating the Camden Community about Air Quality and Respiratory Health

The purpose of this project is to provide the people of Camden, New Jersey with environmental health information that will help them understand the links between the air quality in their community and their respiratory health. The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University CMSRULibrary is planning a community outreach program that educates members of the public about the impact that air quality has on health in general, and its specific role in triggering asthma and other respiratory diseases. This health information will be presented in easy-to-understand, user-friendly ways that will make it accessible to all: The centerpiece of the project will be a free, public website that showcases National Library of Medicine information resources such as MedlinePlus and Tox Town. Additionally, there will be a series of expert-led environmental-health community events that can, in order to best meet the needs of attendees, be delivered either as in-person seminars or as teleconferences.

Project Details

Organization Name

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead

Benjamin Saracco

New Jersey
Start Date
June 9, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health