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Medical Library Association 2006 Annual Meeting Serving Diverse Users: Cultural Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians. Reverend Mary Diggs-Hobson Executive Director, AARTH Ministry 7728 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 206-850-2070 aarthministry@yahoo.com www.aarth.org.

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Medical Library Association 2006 Annual MeetingServing Diverse Users: Cultural Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians

Reverend Mary Diggs-Hobson

Executive Director, AARTH Ministry

7728 Rainier Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98118

206-850-2070

aarthministry@yahoo.com

www.aarth.org

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Medical Library Association 2006 Annual MeetingServing Diverse Users: Cultural Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians

Presentation will cover:

  • AARTH Ministry & program services
  • Collaboration between cultures
  • Why the collaboration was revolutionary?
  • The librarian’s role in community: AARTH’s perspective
  • Providing services in cultural appropriate ways and places
african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry aarth s mission
AARTH Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit established to help build the capacity of faith houses and institutions that serve people of African descent through:

Health education and training

Compassionate service

Access to health resources

Self-advocacy for better health care systems

African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) MinistryAARTH’s Mission
african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry core companion program services

HIV/AIDS

Education & Training

Access to Wellness Network

Online access to culturally relevant health resources

Health Ministry

A ministry of health, healing and wholeness for the body, mind and spirit

Facilitator Training

creating safe spaces for healthy dialogue about HIV/AIDS

African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Core & Companion Program Services

AARTH Ministry Program Strategy

Health Mission Teams

Training

Certification

Resource Materials

Funding Support

Health Connections

Health partnerships

Access to health resources

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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry

Collaboration between cultures:

Mars Hill Graduate School Library & AARTH Ministry

  • Introductions: facilitated by mutual acquaintance
  • Dialogue: initiated based on common needs
  • Partnership: supported by common organization, program goals & NNLM funding
  • Roles & responsibilities based on:
    • Respect
    • Clearly defined and mutually agreed upon definitions in the program scope of work
    • Willingness to share resources and meet the needs
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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry

Why the collaboration was revolutionary?

  • The first partnership of its type between faith based capacity building organization & librarians
  • Challenged traditional practices for librarians to work with community
  • Changed traditional methods for accessing health information
  • Established a new model for librarians to provide health information
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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry

Why the collaboration was revolutionary?

  • Access to Wellness Project partnership
  • AARTH web site development and maintenance
  • Health information expertise and resource
  • Board of directors relationship
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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry

The librarian’s role in community:

AARTH’s perspective

  • A member of community willing to take health information to the people in culturally appropriate ways and places
  • Active listener using appreciative inquiry
  • Collaborator and bridge builder
  • A follower and supporter
  • Capacity builder presenting choices & resources
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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

  • Creates sustainable community health information services
  • Develops skills
  • Presents career opportunities
  • Expands community access to health information
african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry access to wellness network
African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Access to Wellness Network

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

On site Internet & health data retrival Training

Assessing health information needs

african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry health ministry development
African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Health Ministry Development

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways:

Creates sustainable community health services

  • Health program services
  • Health fairs/workshops
  • Community health information site
  • Support career opportunities

Paradise of Praise C.O.G.I.C.

Health Ministry

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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

Develops skills

  • Church Health Ministries:
  • First A.M.E.
  • Paradise of Praise
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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Health Ministry Development

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

Expands access to health information to the streets

Greater New Bethel Health Ministry HIV/AIDS Outreach at SAARS Grocery

african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry health ministry development2
African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Health Ministry Development

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

Expands access to health information to community events & workshops

african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry health ministry development3
African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Health Ministry Development

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

Expands access to health information to community health fairs

african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry health ministry development4
African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Health Ministry Development

Providing services in cultural appropriate ways & places:

Expands access to health resources & literature

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African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry Accomplishments

Education & Training

  • 4 HIV/AIDS Prevention Instructor Certification Courses
  • 27 Certified HIV/AIDS Prevention Instructors
  • White House Faith based and Community Initiative Regional Conference

Special Events - 2003, 2004

  • 7 Health Fairs
  • 3 Health Symposium
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
  • World AIDS Day
  • HIV/AIDS video production “Who Will Speak for Me?”
  • Historical HIV/AIDS Covenant with African American Clergy

Collaborations

  • 8 AWN Partner Churches
  • United for Health Communities - street outreach
  • Public Health Seattle King County HIV/AIDS Ad Campaign
  • PHSKC African American Clergy Breakfast
  • PHSKC King County Leadership Summit
  • Fred Hutchinson HIV Trial Vaccine Unit “A Closer Walk”
  • Balm in Gilead National Black Church Institute for HIV/AIDS
  • Mother of Peace Community Orphanage, Zimbabwe South Africa
african americans reach and teach health aarth ministry aarth partnerships collaborations

AARTH Team

Mary Diggs-Hobson,

Executive Director

Betty Morgan

Office Manager/Admin

Glenn Chinn

Bookkeeper

Rosa Young

Health Educator

Jeremiah Brewer

Health Educator

Reginald Diggs

AWN Project Manager

Khaliah D. Willis

Health Outreach Worker

Board of Directors

Peter Masundire,

President

Nancy Press

Secretary

Dorothy Caldwell

Treasurer

Yalonda Gill

Gwendolyn Williams

*Reginald Diggs

7728 Rainier Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 850-2070

Fax: (206) 722-8869

African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) MinistryAARTH Partnerships & Collaborations

Partial List of Church Partners

  • Allen Temple Baptist - Oakland, CA
  • Bethel Christian Church
  • Covenant Missions Intl.
  • ECOM/EBFC
  • Faith Deliverance
  • Freedom Church of Seattle
  • Greater New Bethel Baptist
  • New Covenant Christian Center
  • Outreach Christian Center
  • Peoples Institutional Baptist
  • Southern Sudanese Women
  • Showers of Blessings
  • Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
  • Paradise of Praise COGIC
  • Grace United Methodist
  • First A.M.E.
  • Martin Luther King Baptist

AARTH Ministry

Web site

www.aarth.org

Project funded by: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine