Project Health-Info-Equity will provide AHEC Scholar learning activities and take-away outreach consumer health materials to help them understand what is health information literacy. This will provide them with skills they can use to educate their current and future primary care patients about simple and consistent ways that online information can be assessed for accuracy, potential biases, and intention. Just as there are healthcare inequities that perpetuate illness and premature mortality, health information inequities can lead to inaccurate beliefs, wasted income, and behavioral choices with negative health consequences. Besides creating a curriculum for AHEC Scholars, the project will also provide National Library of Medicine NLM health information material and originally designed healthcare provider pocket cards. An assessment of how health information distribution takes place in the seven AHEC counties will be evaluated. AHEC Scholars interested in health information careers can participate in this community evaluation.

Project Details

Organization Name

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Health Sciences Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
All of Us
Project Lead

Charles Greenberg

New Jersey
Start Date
January 14, 2021
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Community-based Organization Staff
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
American Indians
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Maternal Health
NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative