This project aims to increase the knowledge of suicide prevention and 101 and raise awareness and use of National Library of Medicine resources among Community Health Workers CHWs, students enrolled in Dona Ana Community College's CHW certificate program, and community members who will ultimately benefit. Project partner personnel from Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine BCOM, Southern Area Health Education Center at Center for Health Innovation SoAHEC at CHI, and Dona Ana Community College DACC, propose to teach a total of eight, six-hour sessions at four 95 and/or underserved border area locations on two public health topics of significant concern in New Mexico. One of the sessions will be on the topic of Suicide Prevention led by a certified Question, Persuade, Refer QPR trainer, and one will be on the topic of 101. All sessions will include two BCOM medical librarians who will lead training on NLM resources specific to the two topics and beyond. Training materials will be translated into Spanish as appropriate and an on-site translator will be available at each session. The librarians will utilize NLM training and promotional materials as appropriate. Each participant will be encouraged to share information on NLM resources post-training with community members. Participants completing one or more training sessions, who possess CHW Certification by the New Mexico Department of Health NM DOH, will be eligible to receive CEUs needed for on-going certification. Project partners will follow-up with participants and continuously evaluate activities throughout the project to help ensure effectiveness

Project Details

Organization Name

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine - Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Norice Lee

New Mexico
Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
Educator, K-12
General Public
Health care Provider
Public Health Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
American Indians
Hispanics/Latin Americans