The Augusta-Richmond Community Health Outreach Project will provide reliable and free access health information to residents within the Richmond County. Using the public libraries as a host venue, various speakers and officials will teach participants about health issues relevant to the Augusta area such as opioid use, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, domestic abuse, and diabetes. Over six months, there will be six presentations about the selected topics with two of the presentations being about opioid use. The six presentations will be spread out equally over the six months and vary on time of day given. Each of the speakers will be an expert in their respective public health or health sciences fields. They will speak about the current health statistics and trends concerning their topic in the local area, warning signs of health concerns to watch for, what actions are being taken to prevent risks, and what actions are being taken to manage future risk. Each presentation will correlate to the NNLM mission of improving access to health information and supporting outreach that promotes awareness. The health and population information shared at the presentations will integrate facts from evidence-based studies and use NLM resources.
Augusta University Research Institute