Teen Health Information Literacy Project

The Teen Health Information Literacy Project, hosted by BQLI-AHEC, is a semester long after-school program for underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged high school students. This program will provide students with skills to access valid and reliable health information and increase their understanding of health care disparities and social determinants of health as it relates to NYC neighborhoods.

The after-school workshops will include: health related modules, field trips, and guest speakers. Selected participants are also required to take part of a team collaborated health themed project. At the end of the program, the participants will be required to attend a mandatory closing ceremony, and present his/her final project.

The project will provide students with:
– Knowledge and skills in health information research
– Understanding of health care disparities and social determinants of health in NYC communities
– Interaction with public health speakers and health professionals from various disciplines
– Interaction with health care professionals, knowledge of emerging professions in health informatics
– Communication and presentation skills
– Newfound connections
– Mentorship opportunity
– Community Service Experience

Criteria for Participation:
– Students must be 15-18 years of age
– Juniors or Seniors in High School
Permanent residence AND/OR attend school in Brooklyn or Queens.
United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Status

– Application Deadline is Friday, January 22nd, 2016
– Only complete applications will be reviewed
– Students will be notified of their status immediately
– Program Dates – Beginning of February to Early June
– Program Times – After School 3:30PM – 5:00PM
– Frequency: One day week at BQLI-AHEC’s main office (408 Jay Street, Suite 504, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

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The Project is supported by funds awarded to NAO from the National Library of Medicine through the Center for Public Service Communication.