NNLM AoU Community Award: Health Literacy for All

This project seeks to make accessible for students, their families, and members of the larger community health information by creating a robust educational learning experience across grade levels. This project will have an in-depth focus on different aspects of biomedical clinical research. We will host for students and parents a module-based curriculum that focuses on the following four target areas:

M1 - Health Literacy

Human Immune system

Role of immunization

Infectious diseases and how to fight them

M2 - Clinical Research

Basics of clinical human subject research

Drug development process

Role of NIH and FDA

M3 - Health Information Access

CDC, WHO, FDA and other authentic sites and how to navigate them

Clintrails.gov - searching for and participating in clinical trials

M4 - Health Inequities

Leading health mortalities and morbidities in context of race and
ethnicities access barriers and health disparities

Middle School Students will create health informational materials including brochures, videos, and presentations in English, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, and other languages to disseminate health information on the related topics listed in the modules above. The seeks to create and provide rigorous and multi-faceted programing to its students. It then utilizes student engagement to provide information to the larger underrepresented community. Each of the four modules will have a deliverable component produced by students for the community. The project will help familiarize students with digital health literacy and facilitate the same for the larger community through the utilization of technology.


Lead Organization: Al-Hamra Academy
Project Lead: Noor Ali


Award Details

Funding Source: AoU - CEC
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Nov 15, 2021 - Mar 30, 2022
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2021: $41,261