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.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Health Sciences Library