Project Summary: This is a collaborative project between the University of Memphis Community of 133s, and the Memphis Public Libraries. The purpose of this project is to provide access to COVID-19 related information to an underserved population, in the Memphis Area. The proposal goal is to implement a virtual education program. Aligned with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine SEA Region mission, this project aims to: Increase awareness and use of COVID-19 and other health information resources. Provide training in the use of health sciences information resources. Support the information needs of health professionals who serve underserved and special populations. Partner with organizations to increase awareness and use of freely available authoritative health information. Increase health literacy for participants. By April 30, 2021, we will develop and implement the train the trainers HELP-US Virtual Health Information and Education Program. The project will be promoted using diverse strategies including websites, social network platforms, and a UofM libguide. Advertisement flyers will be posted at local libraries, community centers, and on the University of Memphis informational boards.
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