Collection Equity Award - PlaneTree Health Library

PlaneTree Health Library proposes to create an oral history record of the present-day concerns of people in San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse communities with regard to communications (and miscommunications) with their healthcare teams. Our plan is to produce several video interviews with healthcare professionals and community health advocates who work to promote health within their own communities. We will identify representatives from the major cultural groups in the Bay Area, particularly: East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), South Asian (Indian Subcontinent), Southeast Asian (Vietnamese), Fillipino / Pacific Islanders, Mexican, Central American / Caribbean, and their diasporas. We will also include the experiences of Blacks / African Americans and LGBTQ persons. In all we envision producing at least 3 videos in 2022, with an ultimate goal of perhaps as many as ten videos total over the next 3-6 years.


Lead Organization: PlaneTree Health Library
Project Lead: Lise Dyckman


Age Group: Adults (19-64 yrs.), Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Issues & Interests: Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Race & Ethnicity: Asians/Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans, Other Pacific Islanders
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Educator - College & Post-grad, General Public, Historian, Library or Information Professional, Organization Staff - Community Based, Public Health Professional, Student - College & Post-grad

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 5
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Sep 15, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding