The Teen Health Information Literacy Project is an after-school program for high school
students. It gives them skills to access valid and reliable health data. It also aims to grow
young health advocates. Researchers want to find out more about the impact the program has
had on students. They want to use this feedback to improve the program.
To gain feedback about the Teen Health Information Literacy Project.
Young people who participated in the Teen Health Information Literacy Project. The project
was run by Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and sponsored by the National Library of
The study will be explained to students during a program session. They will take consent
forms home to their parents.
Participants will split into 6 focus groups. Each one will be conducted at an AHEC project
The focus group will be a 90-minute discussion between participants and an evaluator from the
NLM. The evaluator will be present either in person or by video conference.
The evaluator will ask participants questions, which may include the following. What did they
like and dislike about the program? Why did they decide to participate? What have they
learned? Would they recommend this program to another student? How has the program affected
their interest in health-related careers?
The discussion will be audio-recorded. The evaluator will use an automated tool to convert
recordings into text. After that, she will destroy the audio.