Title

A Campus–Community Partnership to Disseminate Health Internet Technology Resources Among African Americans

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Social Work Education

Publication Date

2014

Date Added

2022-07-12

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1080/10437797.2014.947899

Keywords

Health

Disciplines

Public Health

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