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.


  1. While the long-term program impact are unknown, evaluation results have been analyzed by the NLM and have been submitted for publication.
  2. AHEC program outcome and evaluation results were used to improve and update curriculum materials currently available from the University of Maryland’s website.
  3. Several AHEC centers integrated components of the Project SHARE curriculum into other existing youth programming.
  4. One AHEC center leveraged their experience from Project SHARE to win a five-year CDC grant related to youth development and health literacy.

Webinars & PowerPoints

Project Evaluation

Evaluation Structure
Evaluation Tools
Example Pre-test
Example Focus Group Questions 
Year 1 Lessons Learned

Other Resources

NNLM Membership Information Sheet
Project Share Curriculum - University of Maryland

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NAO Partners

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

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National AHEC Organization 2018-2019 Healthcare Program & Training Outcomes

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