ERIC Number: EJ1041863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
A Campus-Community Partnership to Disseminate Health Internet Technology Resources among African Americans
Littlefield, Melissa B.; Edwards, Lorece; Akers, Timothy
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n4 p648-659 2014
The Internet is increasingly used to disseminate health information about diseases and prevention and to help in obtaining health services. Although technology can empower African Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles, the gap in usage between African Americans and Whites undermines the potential power of health Internet technology (IT) to ameliorate health disparities. This study describes the development, implementation, and outcome of a health informatics intervention by a university-community partnership to increase awareness and use of health IT resources among African Americans to address the problem of their underuse of online health resources.
Descriptors: African Americans, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Information Dissemination, Intervention, Questionnaires, Internet, Access to Information, Resources, Use Studies, Electronic Libraries, Databases, Usability, Participant Satisfaction, College Faculty, College Students, Community Involvement, Community Information Services, Community Health Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
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