Health Information Literacy Project
The NAO Health Information Literacy Project was conducted from 2015 - 2017 in conjunction with funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Eight AHEC programs and centers were selected to participate in a youth capacity-building project utilizing the University of Maryland’s Project SHARE (Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment) Curriculum. The aims were to show, through evaluative measures, the potential learning, attitudinal, and behavioral impacts of curriculum implementation.
- While the long-term program impact are unknown, evaluation results have been analyzed by the NLM and have been submitted for publication.
- AHEC program outcome and evaluation results were used to improve and update curriculum materials currently available from the University of Maryland’s website.
- Several AHEC centers integrated components of the Project SHARE curriculum into other existing youth programming.
- One AHEC center leveraged their experience from Project SHARE to win a five-year CDC grant related to youth development and health literacy.