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Programa de Igualdad de Acceso para Puerto Rico:
Recursos de Información del VIH/SIDA de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina

Project/Program Dates: 2009 - 2011

The 2009 Puerto Rico Equal Access Program was sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of AIDS Research (OAR), to help Hispanic-serving community organizations build technological capacity with the goal of enhancing their ability to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment information for their clients and communities. Faith- and community-based organizations (F/CBO) located throughout Puerto Rico were invited to submit an application to receive a state-of-the-art desktop computer and a scholarship to attend the training at the Conferencia Sobre VIH: En Alianza para un Mejor Servicio.

The Programa de Igualdad de Acceso para Puerto Rico: Recursos de Información del VIH/SIDA de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina was a specialized training course developed for the grant recipients of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Puerto Rico Equal Access Program (PREAP). The training was carried out through a series of three workshops held in San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of the NMAC Conference on the 13th and 14th of March, 2009. It was designed to provide participants with an understanding of NLM-specific resources and research techniques through on-line education. Specifically, the training was designed to provide valuable health information resources, from the NLM and other reliable sources, to increase awareness of the abundance of treatment information and educational materials that are available on the Internet in the Spanish language. The workbook developed for this training program can be found at Recursos de información de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina: Sobre la infección por el VIH/SIDA (PDF, 4.33 MB).